Catch-22 Essay #4 - Shannon McHugh Professor Beckwith Eng 303 Essay#4 2 February 2011 Finding Balance from Unbalance From the very beginning of Joseph

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Shannon McHugh Professor Beckwith Eng 303/ Essay #4 2 February 2011 Finding Balance from Unbalance From the very beginning of Joseph Heller’s book Catch-22 the reader is swamped with a deluge of characters. This was to give a similar effect that the military does to a new military personal. As the story progresses, these characters open up to be more individualistically unique. There is not a single character that has not experienced what is broadly termed hysterics- they all experience it in their own way. Each of the characters that the reader is introduced to lack a position of power but at the same time they own a portion of power that is dissimilar to others. The torment that they experience makes them seem weak and petrified but they all have something that keeps them from going over the deep end- in some it is the power and for others it’s the thoughts of life after the military. This causes a perpetual swing from one extreme situation to the next. It is this theme of a catch-22 that pushes apart all of the characters and
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