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Unformatted text preview: Justice, or the military distortion of it, is the theme of Clevinger's trial. At cadet school in Santa Ana, Yossarian and Clevinger are under the command of Lieutenant Scheisskopf, a haughty, ambitious, humorless tyrant who is obsessed with parades. Scheisskopf (whose name literally means "shit- head" in German) loves the Sunday afternoon parades, which the men in his command detest. The airmen also resent the fact that Scheisskopf appointed his own cadet officers instead of allowing the men to choose them from their ranks. When the lieutenant asks for someone to tell him, without repercussions, what the problem is, Clevinger despite Yossarian's urgent warnings volunteers. Clevinger is a very bright guy, a Harvard man who, for example, knows everything about literature "except how to enjoy it." Unfortunately, he has no street smarts. He is "a very serious, very earnest "except how to enjoy it....
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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.
- Fall '11
- The Trial