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Unformatted text preview: They've got a God and a chaplain of their own, haven't they?" "No, sir." "What are you talking about? You mean they pray to the same god we do?" "Yes, sir." "And He listens? " "I think so, sir." "Well, I'll be damned." Lieutenant Colonel Korn is an amoral, cynical hypocrite who pretends to be Cathcart's loyal, indispensable ally but secretly feels contempt for Cathcart and manipulates his commander. Korn is the more clever and more sinister of the two; he sees Cathcart as an officious fool who can, nonetheless, help Korn achieve his own ends, which include greed and comfort as well as self- promotion. Korn is more secure than Cathcart in his feelings of superiority and enjoys taunting the chaplain by calling him "father," for example, with a look of "bland innocence," even though Korn knows that the chaplain is an Anabaptist and the appellation is inappropriate. Korn has ordered the knows that the chaplain is an Anabaptist and the appellation is inappropriate....
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- Fall '11