The men in the book however are just as bad as the

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stationed in the United States under Lieutenant Scheisskopf. The men in the book, however, are just as bad as the women. Colonel Cathcart shows how he is driven with greed and selfish-ambition. He lives in the hills to start rumors of orgies, in order to help get himself promoted to general. However, he was doing nothing of the sort and “the colonel was certainly not going to waste his time and energy making love to beautiful women unless there was something in it for him” (Heller 208). This clearly shows how Heller makes high ranking military personnel the most corrupt of all characters in the book. Colonel Cathcart also raised missions and has the chaplain lead prayers before missions for the sole purpose of getting recognition from commanding officers in hopes of becoming a general. Catch-22 is written with poor structure, in very poor taste, and has no moral value towards women, military officials, or conduct of war. It suggests all virtue and order of conduct is lost in war. The book seemed to be a free-for-all of selfishness and greed. Bibliography Heller, Catch-22 208 Potts, Antiheroic Antinovel 67,20 Solomon, “Structure of Heller’s Catch-22” 123 Stern, New York Times Book Review, 22 October 1961, 50. Whitney Balliet, New Yorker, 9 December 1961, 247
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