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Overview

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Author

Joseph Heller

Year Published

1961

Type

Novel

Genre

War Literature

Perspective and Narrator

Heller presents Catch-22 predominantly through the third-person limited point of view of the protagonist, Yossarian.

Tense

Catch-22 is written in the past tense.

About the Title

"Catch-22" is the paradoxical rule that symbolizes the main character's frustration as a bombardier in World War II. It states that anyone who wants to stop flying missions on the grounds of insanity must be sane and, therefore, must keep flying.

Summary

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