eng 355 short paper 2

eng 355 short paper 2 - Brooke Galietto January 24, 2011...

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Brooke Galietto January 24, 2011 English 355 – Short Paper #2 Yossarian is extremely literal. Reading Yossarian’s conversations is frustrating for the reader at times because he is very repetitive and doesn’t understand social contexts. He takes every comment at face value. He is very observatory and provides the reader with excessive details about his peers. However, this combination, extremely literal and detail oriented, makes it nearly impossible for the reader to fully understand what is going on at any given moment in the text. Therefore, the reader wonders what the purpose of these tendencies and character traits could be. Is it possible that the way Yossarian thinks is parallel to the way “Catch- 22” works? “Yossarian saw it clearly in all its spinning reasonableness.” (55). Perhaps, there is not a reasonable explanation for why things are the way they are like there is no validity to Catch-22. Yossarian highlights this idea by being overly literal. Yossarian does not understand when Orr says metaphorically that Appleby has
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