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Unformatted text preview: Aarfy has no such self-doubt. In addition to being incompetent, he is arrogant and cruel. Yossarian is wounded and winds up in the hospital when Aarfy's flawed navigation leads the planes into an unexpected flak attack. Chaplain Tappman and Aarfy are moral as well as personal opposites. The chaplain is humble, questioning, kind, caring, and easily intimidated. Aarfy is arrogant, self-assured, sadistic, indifferent toward the needs of others, and a bully. The chaplain is a complicated man. On the one hand, he is spiritual and somewhat mystical. He is open to possibilities of reality beyond what most of us see, but he does have his doubts about ordinary reality. On the other hand, he can be rational and scientifically curious. He wonders if his religious beliefs are valid and feels lost when he suspects they are not. Aggressive men like Colonel religious beliefs are valid and feels lost when he suspects they are not....
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This note was uploaded on 12/05/2011 for the course ENGLISH 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at Texas State.
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