Catch-22_Commentary 3#: Chapters 11-16 - Kaitlyn Lu Mr Steinkemper AP Eng Lit 8 15 January 2020 Catch-22_Commentary#3 Chapters 11-16 Catch-22 is the

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Kaitlyn Lu Mr. Steinkemper AP Eng Lit. 8 15 January 2020 Catch-22 _Commentary #3: Chapters 11-16 Catch-22 is the idea that a goal can not be reached because of a contradicting aspect of the route to reach that goal. Although the most obvious example of this idea is the actual military rule named Catch-22, another example is shown through Yossarian’s interaction with the woman he meets named Luciana. The conversation that Yossairian recites is, “‘All right, I’ll dance with you,’ ... ‘But I won’t let you sleep with me.’... ‘I don’t want to dance with you’” (Heller 153). As soon as Yossarian approached Luciana, she states that she will only dance with him and will not sleep with him. However, as soon as Yossarian states that he does not wish to dance with her, she pulls him onto the dance floor and the two repeat this process all night until they have finally slept together the next morning. The consistent contradiction of Yossarian’s words against Luciana’s statements highlights the theme of a Catch-22 because it shows how Luciana states
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