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Catch-22 - Study Guide Chapter 16 "Lucina" Summary & Analysis

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While on leave in Rome, looking for a one-night-stand, Yossarian meets a pushy, young woman named, Lucina. She refuses to sleep with Yossarian, but will allow him to do a number of things that he never asks to do, such as dance with her and buy her dinner. Yossarian is taken by her belligerence. After playing by her rules for awhile, Lucina makes a date to sleep with him. Yossarian thinks he's been brushed off, but Lucina proves true to her word, arriving at his hotel room that very morning. In a fit of pillow talk, Yossarian propose marriage to Lucina. She refuses, citing that she can't marry him because he's crazy and that he's crazy, because he wants to marry someone who isn't a virgin. Hungry Joe walks in on the two of them together, forcing the couple to flee...

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