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Catch-22 - Chapter 27 "Nurse Duckett" Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 27 "Nurse Duckett" Summary

After groping Nurse Duckett, Yossarian is sent to psychiatrist Major Sanders. After a few sessions, it becomes apparent that the therapist believes that Yossarian is Anthony F. Fortiori. When Yossarian denies this, Sanders enumerates Yossarian's many symptoms, pronounces him crazy, and declares that he is to be sent home. Yossarian is overjoyed. True to his word, Major Sanders medically discharges Anthony F. Fortiori. Dobbs begs Yossarian once more to approve his plans of murdering Colonel Cathcart, but Yossarian wants to wait and see, hoping that he'll be discharged for his leg wound. The chaplain makes several fruitless trips to Doc Daneeka, hoping to speak on Yossarian's behalf. When Yossarian, despite his wound, is reactivated for duty, he limps over to Doc Daneeka's tent, where he learns that Germany's front is crumbling. Doc is fearful that the outfit will soon...

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