Doc Daneeka shares a tent with Chief White Halfoat

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Doc Daneeka shares a tent with Chief White Halfoat, a Native American ("half-blooded Creek") from  Oklahoma who never learned to read or write because his family was always on the move. Wherever  the family located, oil was discovered; as the petroleum companies moved in, the Halfoats were  forced out. Explaining why Orr can't be grounded, Doc Daneeka reveals "Catch-22" to Yossarian.  Hungry Joe, a former photographer for  Life  magazine, develops an unusual aversion to being  grounded. Flashbacks reveal traumatic events in Yossarian's recent past. Chapter 5 is one of the most important in the novel because it is here that we find the standard  explanation of the meaning of "Catch-22." Yossarian is trying to understand why his friend Doc  Daneeka won't ground anyone. Yossarian suggests his roommate Orr as an example: "Is Orr crazy?" "He sure is," Doc Daneeka said.
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Unformatted text preview: "Can you ground him?" "I sure can. But first he has to ask me to. That's part of the rule." "Then why doesn't he ask you to?" "Because he's crazy," Doc Daneeka said. "He has to be crazy to keep flying combat missions after all the close calls he's had. Sure, I can ground Orr. But first he has to ask me to." "That's all he has to do to be grounded?" "That's all. Let him ask me." "And then you can ground him?" Yossarian asked. "No, then I can't ground him." "You mean there's a catch?" "Sure there's a catch," Doc Daneeka replied. "Catch-22. Anyone who wants to get out of combat duty isn't really crazy. . . ." "That's some catch, that Catch-22," he [Yossarian] observed. "It's the best there is," Doc Daneeka agreed. "There was only one catch," the narrator tells us, "and that was Catch-22”...
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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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