Chaplain Tappman is nearly destroyed by the news of Nately

Chaplain Tappman is nearly destroyed by the news of Nately...

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Chaplain Tappman is nearly destroyed by the news of Nately's death. His initial reaction is to pray  that Nately and other men whom he knows are not really among the casualties. But he realizes that  such a prayer is a request that other fine young men are dead. The chaplain is crying and walking  over to share his grief with Yossarian when a stout colonel and a hawk-faced major stop him and  insist that he "Come along. . . . You'd better come along with us, Father. . . . We're from the  government. We want to ask you a few questions." More men join them, and they take the chaplain  by staff car to a cellar beneath Group Headquarters where he is interrogated. Heller raises questions of justice as well as the conflict of good versus evil in this chapter. Chaplain  Tappman is a good, responsible, caring man. Only in a world of distorted values would he be 
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