ch. 1-2 - to losing control The way the sentence is...

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Chapter 1-2 "Clevinger was already on the way, half out of his chair with emotion, his eyes moist and his lips quivering and pale. As always occurred when he quarreled over principles in which he believed passionately, he would end up gasping furiously for air and blinking back bitter tears of conviction. There were many principles in which Clevinger believed passionately. He was crazy.” (p.17) Style: The way this passage is written indicates how single minded thinking in this complex of a world will drive someone like Clevinger into a heated frustrated frenzy only to drive him to his limits and break him down. It makes you believe that his convictions will be proven completely wrong and possibly used against him in the world devoid of straight talk and contradictions. He is trapped by insanity and his core beliefs will only lead him closer and closer
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Unformatted text preview: to losing control. The way the sentence is juxtaposed after his emotional response is a clear indication of the overall insanity of his reaction, and the terse and blunt nature give tries to keep the ideas light hearted for the moment but still reinforcing the concrete certainty that Clevinger will succumb to the insanity that surrounds the air group. As Clevinger argued over the reason who’s trying to kill them and their motives it was clear to Yossarian and everyone else, that whoever was shooting at them had only one reason to kill everyone in that plane. Clevinger’s principles caused him to become irrational and emotional arguing over semantics when his life and the lives of everyone else hung in the balance....
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course ENGL 1105 taught by Professor Skholloway during the Fall '08 term at Virginia Tech.

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