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Unformatted text preview: Heller again employs distorted logic and language to make his point, as Major Major issues oxymoronic orders to his front office sergeant, who seeks clarification: "What shall I say to the people who do come to see you while you're here?" "Tell them I'm in and ask them to wait." "Yes, sir. For how long?" "Until I've left." "And then what shall I do with them?" "I don't care." May I send them in to see you after you've left?" "Yes." But you won't be here then, will you?" "No." (109) In the flashback to Lowery Field, we find that Ex-P.F.C. Wintergreen takes a different approach. He doesn't mind being singled out so long as the special treatment keeps him out of combat. Wintergreen is not surprised when sixty-four men in a single barrack disappear one payday and are never seen again. Wintergreen has made a profession of going AWOL. Each time he escapes, he is never seen again....
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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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