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Catch-22 - Chapter 14 "Kid Sampson" Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 14 "Kid Sampson" Summary

His plane bound for Bologna, Yossarian sabotages his intercom as an excuse to beg out of the mission. He orders his crew to turn the plane around and head home. On the ground once again, Yossarian is exhausted and shaken. After a short swim, he falls asleep on a sandy beach. Some time later, he awakes to the sound of the returning bombers. All the planes are accounted for, save his own. Seeing this, Yossarian assumes that clouds had covered the target and that the mission is still to be flown. In truth, Bologna was bombed, but there hadn't been any flak.

Chapter 14 "Kid Sampson" Analysis

The latter half of this chapter, rich in fluid imagery, is dreamlike. As Yossarian makes his way to his tent, walking through the vacant camp, there is a sense of eerie...

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