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Catch-22 - Study Guide Chapter 26 "Aarfy" Summary & Analysis

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Nately meets and is smitten by a prostitute. Navigator Aarfy ridicules him for his folly, further upsetting an already ashamed Nately, by disparaging the object of his desire. Returning from a mission, Aarfy mistakenly leads the planes over a cluster of antiaircraft, causing Yossarian to take some shrapnel in the thigh. Though he is bleeding profusely, Aarfy pretends not to understand Yossarian's cries for assistance. Yossarian wakes later in the hospital to find Dunbar in the bed across from him, masquerading as Second Lieutenant Anthony F. Fortiori. Dunbar explains that there weren't any beds available in Yossarian's ward, so he pulled rank to exchange beds with Fortiori. Yossarian tests the trick on an enlisted man, stealing the bed of Warrant Officer Homer Lumley for awhile. Nurse Cramer insists that Yossarian return to his bed, implying that he, as the property of...

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