Catch 22 Assignment #1
1. Yossarian (page 7): nonexistent pain in liver
Chaplain (page 7): love at first sight
Nurse Duckett (page 7): brisk and serious ward nurse
Three doctors (page 7): brisk and serious
Dunbar (page 7): keeps falling down on his face
Guildensterns coin-toss dilemma throughout the play further illustrates how free will is absent in
the lives of the main characters. He cannot comprehend how the coin lands heads ninety-two
consecutive times; to him, the laws of probability have seemingly
Existentialism rejects the idea of predetermination and instead embraces the notion of free will
and the importance ones choices and actions. However, in Tom Stoppards Rosencrantz and
Guildenstern are Dead, determinism is the guiding factor in the lives o
1. The little things Marlow refers are to pieces of civilization and human society such as
neighbors and policemen. The great difference they make is the ability to stay human.
Those pieces of civilization help and support a man by providing a cushion of
1. The most important reason for Marlows belief that the steamer will not be attacked is the
thickness of the fog. He believes that if the attackers tried to row their canoes from the
bank to the ship, they will get lost.
2. The natives might be trying to
1. Marlow is prevented by the duties of his job and the time restraints they place on him. He
is responsible for patching leaky steam pipes, steering around snags, and other things, and
he is too busy to go ashore for a howl and a dance.
2. Marlow describ
1. The difficulty that is referred to by the managers uncle is Kurtz and the danger Kurtz
poses to the manager and his current position.
2. A. Kurtz returns to the Inner Station because he is angry or vexed at the manager for
sending incompetent men and d
1. Like the Accountant, the brickmaker speaks highly of Kurtz, calling him a prodigy and an
emissary of pity and science and progress. However, the brickmaker possesses a different
view of Kurtz because he planned on becoming assistant manager but Kurtzs
1. A. The Companys chief accountant wore a high starched collar, white cuffs, a light
alpaca jacket, snowy trousers, a clean necktie, and varnished boots. His hair was parted,
brushed, and oiled under a green-lined parasol.
B. Marlow was so surprised at t
1. The doctor asks if Marlow has any member in his family that suffers from madness,
which perturbs Marlow. This might be because the doctor is insinuating that Marlow
might be a crazy for going out there, which forebodes death or difficult times.
2. A. M
1. The five men aboard the Nellie are the Director of Companies, the Lawyer, the
Accountant, the narrator, and Marlow.
2. Marlow has sunken cheeks, a yellow complexion, a straight back, an ascetic aspect, and
resembled an idol. He is a seaman, but he is a
It is often said that it is impossible for a human being to be perfect. During my seventeen years
studying my fellow two-legged brothers and sisters, this maxim has proven to be indisputably
true, for I am by far the most admirable person I have ever had