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The Insanity in Catch-22

Summary: Discusses the novel Catch-22 by Joseph Heller. Explores the insanity of main character Yossarian. Analyzes how his insanity could be found reasonable given the circumstances of the novel.
In Catch-22 by Joseph Heller, Heller tells a hilarious and horrific story of a rationale, mad, and extraordinary character, Yossarian. Yossarian is frantic and furious because thousands of people he has not even met keep trying to kill him. In addition, Yossarian's madness and eccentric behavior shows to be significant to the story throughout the novel.

In the novel, Yossarian believes the war and the soldiers are completely insane, including him. For example, Yossarian says, "M.P.s won't protect you, because they're the craziest of all...Insanity is contagious. This is the only sane ward in the whole hospital. Everybody is crazy but us. This is probably the only sane ward in the whole world, for that matter" (p. 22). Yossarian actually thought the army, the soldiers, and the hospital were insane. However, Yossarian did not realize the insanity had caught up to him because he...

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