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Catch-22 - Chapter 33 "Nately's Whore" Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 33 "Nately's Whore" Summary

Missing Nurse Duckett in Rome, Yossarian searches for surrogate affection in the arms of several prostitutes. Yossarian, Hungry Joe, Dunbar and Dobbs help Nately rescue his whore from a group of high ranking Allied officers. The officers, perplexed by the woman's sleepy apathy toward such men of distinction, won't allow her to leave until they can force her to say uncle. Since she's more than willing to comply with their wishes, they can't force the woman to say or do anything, which they find very troubling. The motley rescue party arrives at the hotel, smashes all the furniture, and throws all the clothing out the window. The captors, who include a General and a Colonel, feel themselves helpless to pull rank, since they are without their uniforms and proof of rank. Nately takes his whore back to the brothel...

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