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Catch-22 - Chapter 42 "Yossarian" Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 42 "Yossarian" Summary

Major Danby is worried about Yossarian's decision to break the deal with Colonel Cathcart. The two discuss the ethics of duty. The chaplain announces that Orr has washed ashore in Sweden, which causes Yossarian to come to a number of realizations with regards to Orr. Yossarian's bucktoothed tent-mate has been planning and practicing for the trek to Sweden the whole time, with every intentional crash. Orr paid the hooker in Rome to hit him on the head in the hopes being sent home with an injury. Orr was trying to tell Yossarian what he was up to. He wanted Yossarian to come with him. This inspires Yossarian to run away, to find the whore's little sister in Rome, then to join Orr in Sweden. The chaplain is inspired as well, vowing to stay behind and persevere, to persevere and to constantly...

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