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Unformatted text preview: When Colonel Korn and Colonel Cathcart call Yossarian into their office to discuss the arrangement for his release from military duty (Chapter 40), Yossarian briefly seems to have the commanding officers in a Catch-22. On the one hand, they cannot simply send him home if it looks like a reward for refusing to fly more missions. That would destroy morale. On the other hand, Korn and Cathcart would put their own careers in jeopardy if Yossarian remains with the squadron, refuses to fly, and has other men following his example. In time, of course, Catch-22 prevails on the side of the establishment. Yossarian must either accept the odious deal that he is offered, or he will be court- martialed. It's some catch, that Catch-22. Justice, or the military distortion of it, is a major theme specifically emphasized in Clevinger's trial (Chapter 8) and the interrogation of Chaplain Tappman (Chapter 36). At cadet school in Santa Ana, (Chapter 8) and the interrogation of Chaplain Tappman (Chapter 36)....
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- Fall '11