operations of the base. He doesn't allow people to see him in his office while he is in his office, they can only see him when he isn't there. ● Further information: Major Major Major Major ● McWatt - The pilot of Yossarian's plane and one of his closest friends. A young man who appears to be very calm and serene and whom Yossarian considers to be crazy because he remains sane during the war. However, he conceals his increasing panic and madness, which eventually erupts after he accidentally kills Kid Sampson, driving him to suicide by crashing his plane into a mountain. ● Michaela - The half-deaf maid who works in the apartments where Yossarian and his unit stay while in Rome. She is a sweet and innocent girl who doesn't speak English and whom the enlisted men mostly leave alone, except when they mock her in English so she can't understand them. She represents the innocent bystanders who are hurt by the war, which makes it even more horrifying when near the end of the book she is raped and murdered by Aarfy, who simply dismisses the murder as inconsequential because he's "good old Aarfy, who never pays for it". ● Further information: Captain Aardvark
4 ● Colonel Moodus - General Dreedle's son-in-law, whom the general hates and constantly tries to harass and have demoted. ● Lieutenant Mudd - More frequently referred to as "the dead man in Yossarian's tent," Mudd was killed in action before officially joining the squadron. Due to the bureaucratic uncertainty over the status of Mudd, no one will accept responsibility for Mudd and his belongings, and Sergeant Towser refuses to believe the man existed at all. ● Orr - A bomber pilot in the squadron who is continually being shot down and having to crash land in the sea. Described as "a warm-hearted, simple-minded gnome," Orr is the only person in the group considered to be crazier than his good friend Yossarian, with whom he shares a tent. He is declared MIA halfway through the book after crashing his plane in the Mediterranean but by the end it's revealed that he had rowed to the neutral zone in Sweden to escape the army, at which point Yossarian realizes that Orr's constant crashes had been part of his plan. Orr's survival inspires Yossarian to finally escape the army. ● Further information: Orr (Catch-22) ● General Peckem - A pompous, pretentious and highly delusional general who desperately wants to take over General Dreedle's post as the superior commanding officer of Pianosa. Because of this ambition, he has a vicious rivalry with Dreedle and constantly tries to undermine him and have him demoted. His attempts are mostly thwarted without his knowledge by desk clerk ex-P.F.C. Wintergreen, who enjoys making Peckem look foolish. ● Piltchard & Wren - Two captains in charge of squadron operations that are always mentioned in tandem. They are sympathetic towards Yossarian despite his desire to avoid missions.
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