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Essay | Antiwar Propaganda in Catch-22

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Antiwar Propaganda in Catch-22

Summary: Discusses the Joseph Heller novel, Catch-22. Describes how Heller's novel can be described as antiwar propaganda.


Joseph Heller wrote the novel, Catch-22, near the end of World War II. Catch-22 takes place on a small island, Pianosa, off the coast of Italy. Catch-22 was mostly shown from the eyes of Yossarian, an Air Force captain, and occasionally switches characters to depict the stupidity of war. Heller's novel can be described as antiwar propaganda.

Catch-22 is considered antiwar propaganda because many of the pilots and officials use the war to make profits. One of the pilots, Milo Minder binder, was engrossed in the black market. At one point, Milo corners the world's supply of Egyptian cotton. "If someone put a plane at my (Milo) disposal, I could fly down there once a week . . . and bring back all the fresh eggs we need" (Heller 145). Through Milo's magnificent stratagem in the black market he is able to buy eggs for seven cents and sell them...

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