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Catch-22 - Chapter 21 "General Dreedle" Summary & Analysis

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Colonel Cathcart is disturbed by the Chaplain's mention of Yossarian, finally realizing that the name has been coming up again and again in association with the Colonel's many "black eyes." Colonel Cathcart, brooding over how he might better distinguish himself to Generals Dreedle and Peckem, considers raising the mission requirement exponentially. The narrative shifts to General Dreedle and the award ceremony following Avignon, where Yossarian waits to receive his medal, standing in the nude. Colonel Cathcart is mortified, but the no-nonsense General is only mildly surprised. Captain Wren explains to Colonel Korn that Yossarian has sworn off wearing a uniform ever since a soldier bled to death in his arms over Avignon. Yossarian moans at the beauty of Dreedle's personal assistant, triggering an epidemic of moans up and down the ranks. Immediately after a perplexed General Dreedle puts a stop to this behavior, Major Danby, the group operations...

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