Heller uses the soldier in white to precipitate a discussion of justice

Heller uses the soldier in white to precipitate a discussion of justice

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Unformatted text preview: Heller uses the soldier in white to precipitate a discussion of justice. A warrant officer with malaria questions the encased warrior's fate after Nurse Cramer pronounces him dead. "I wonder what he did to deserve it," he muses. A fighter pilot responds, "He went to war." Dunbar then points out, "We all went to war." The warrant officer continues, "That's what I mean. Why him? There just doesn't seem to be any logic to this system of rewards and punishment." Why, he wonders, should he have contracted malaria from a mosquito bite during a brief sexual romp on the beach when the worst he should have expected was a bout of syphilis? Although one pilot thinks that life has been unjustifiably good to him, most of the men think they are victims of injustice, each feeling his is the worst. Yossarian, for example, left his tent in Marrakech one night to fetch a candy bar, was lured into the...
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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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