Catch22_Primary Quotations - Borowiec 1 Kacper Borowiec Sieker AP Literature and Language 1520-2101 Primary Quotations If it became jaundice they could

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Borowiec 1 Kacper Borowiec Sieker AP Literature and Language 1520-2101 Primary Quotations “If it became jaundice they could treat it. If it didn't become jaundice and went away they could discharge him. But this just being short of jaundice all the time confused them.” (7) Death to all modifiers, he declared one day, and out of every letter that passed through his hands went every adverb and every adjective. The next day he made war on articles. He reached a much higher plane of creativity the following day when he blacked out everything in the letters but a, an and the. (8) He was working hard at increasing his life span. He did it by cultivating boredom. (9) The Texan turned out to be good-natured, generous and likable. In three days no one could stand him. (9) The day before Yossarian met the chaplain, a stove exploded in the mess hall and set fire to one side of the kitchen. An intense heat flashed through the area. Even in Yossarian's ward, almost three hundred feet away, they could hear the roar of the blaze and the sharp cracks of flaming timber. Smoke sped past the orange-tinted windows. In about fifteen minutes the crash trucks from the airfield arrived to fight the fire. For a frantic half hour it was touch and go. Then the firemen began to get the upper hand. Suddenly there was the monotonous old drone of bombers returning from a mission, and the firemen had to roll up their hoses and speed back to the field in case one of the planes crashed and caught fire. The planes landed safely. As soon as the last one was down, the iremen wheeled their trucks around and raced back up the hill to resume their fight with the fire at the hospital. When they got there, the blaze was out. It had died of its own accord, expired completely without even an ember to be watered down, and there was nothing for the disappointed firemen to do but drink tepid coffee and hang around trying to screw the nurses. (11) Men went mad and were rewarded with medals (16) Yossarian throbbed with a mighty sense of accomplishment each time he gazed at it and reflected that none of the work that had gone into it was his. (18) This is all voluntary, of course. I'd be the last colonel in the world to order you to go to that U.S.O. show and have a good time, but I want every one of you who isn't sick enough to be in a hospital to go to that U.S.O. show right now and have a good time, and that's an order!' (28)
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Borowiec 2 He had decided to live forever or die in the attempt, and his only mission each time he went up was to come down alive. (29) Hungry Joe just wouldn't listen to Yossarian. Hungry Joe just wouldn't listen because he thought Yossarian was crazy. (32) 'Who is Spain?' 'Why is Hitler?' 'When is right?' (34) Under Colonel Korn's rule, the only people permitted to ask questions were those who never did. Soon the only people attending were those who never asked questions, and the sessions were discontinued altogether,since Clevinger, the corporal and Colonel Korn agreed that it was neither possible nor necessary to educate people who never questioned anything. (35)
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  • Fall '11
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  • Literature, 2, Sound, Catch-22, And, Sense, Catch, 2007 singles, Yossarian, Colonel Cathcart

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