When Yossarian reports to Colonel Cathcart and Colonel Korn back at the base

When Yossarian reports to Colonel Cathcart and Colonel Korn back at the base

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Unformatted text preview: When Yossarian reports to Colonel Cathcart and Colonel Korn back at the base, they have a surprise for him: "We're sending you home." The catch is that Yossarian must agree to cooperate with his commanding officers and speak well of them to other members of the squadron as well as the press and others back in the States. Colonel Korn, who usurps Cathcart's authority in this scene, affably offers the deal. They will promote Yossarian to major, give him another medal, and send him home a hero. All that Yossarian needs to do, Korn says, is behave like a team player, promote their best interests, and indicate affection for his commanders: "Like us. Join us. Be our pal. Say nice things about us. . . . Become one of the boys." If anyone asks why he refused to fly, Yossarian is to say that he had been told in confidence that he would soon return home; he didn't want to take any unnecessary risks. That's all. If Yossarian rejects would soon return home; he didn't want to take any unnecessary risks....
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