Chaplain Tappman and Aarfy are moral as well as personal opposites

Chaplain Tappman and Aarfy are moral as well as personal opposites

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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  Cathcart and Corporal Whitcomb easily intimidate him. Loud voices frighten the chaplain. Yet, in his  own way, he is courageous; he tries to do right even when terrified by the people he must confront. The incident at Major Major's office is an example of the chaplain's complicated character. Despite 
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Chaplain Tappman and Aarfy are moral as well as personal opposites

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