Yossarian is forced to proceed alone when Milo hears that there are sales of illegal tobacco in Rome

Yossarian is forced to proceed alone when Milo hears that there are sales of illegal tobacco in Rome

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Yossarian is forced to proceed alone when Milo hears that there are sales of illegal tobacco in Rome.  The entrepreneur is off to gather profits. In a long, moving passage, Heller describes Yossarian's search through the city. He finds the horrors  of man's inhumanity at every turn: Nothing warped seemed bizarre any more in his strange, distorted surroundings. The tops of the  sheer buildings slanted in weird, surrealistic perspective, and the street seemed tilted. . . . What a  lousy earth! He wondered how many people were destitute that same night, . . . how many homes  were shanties, . . . how many children were bullied, abused or abandoned." A nursing mother holds an infant in tattered rags. An emaciated, barefoot boy struggles against the  cold. A woman is being raped. A man is beating his dog. Another man beats a boy just as brutally.  Nowhere does the Captain feel that he can effectively intervene. His spirit is sick. Yossarian hurries 
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