History Literature / CatchTwentyTwo

4th Jul '17 7:29:39 AM Elitist226
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* OhCrap: Colonel Peckem (and just about all the top military brass) have one when they realize [[spoiler: Scheisskopf, a CloudCuckoolander PointyHairedBoss, has been promoted to authority over them--and wants them all to march in parades.]]

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* OhCrap: Colonel General Peckem (and just about all the top military brass) have one when they realize [[spoiler: Scheisskopf, a CloudCuckoolander PointyHairedBoss, has been promoted to authority over them--and wants them all to march in parades.]]
22nd May '17 9:36:45 AM Gregzilla
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* BandageMummy: a fully-bandaged wounded flier has one tube going in and one tube going out, and once a day the bottles of fluid attached to each tube are switched around. At least one person makes the claim that nobody's in there, [[CassandraTruth but nobody believes him]].

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* BandageMummy: The Soldiers in White, a fully-bandaged wounded flier has one tube going in and one tube going out, and once a day the bottles of fluid attached to each tube are switched around. At least one person makes the claim that nobody's in there, [[CassandraTruth but nobody believes him]].



* HeWhoMustNotBeSeen: The Soldier in White is so covered by bandages that no one knows anything about him or even if he's alive.

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* HeWhoMustNotBeSeen: The Soldier in White is so [[BandageMummy covered by bandages bandages]] that no one knows anything about him or even if he's alive.alive (or if there's even someone in there).
10th May '17 2:34:07 PM 43110
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** Aarfy, a rotund, absentminded, childishly-naive college boy, who has a strong sense of principles, is nostalgic about his fraternity days, and constantly smokes his pipe. He's also a [[spoiler: sociopathic social climber, a serial rapist, and a murderer.]] At one point, he even goes so far as [[spoiler: fondly recounting the kidnapping, gangrape, and robbing of two high school girls by him and his frat brothers]] to Nately. He seems to sincerely believe that Nately will respect this.



* DissonantSerenity: Aarfy.
* DraftDodging

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* FauxAffablyEvil: Aarfy, a rotund, absentminded, childishly-naive college boy, who has a strong sense of principles, is nostalgic about his fraternity days, and constantly smokes his pipe. He's also a [[spoiler: sociopathic social climber, a serial rapist, and a murderer.]] At one point, he even goes so far as [[spoiler: fondly recounting the kidnapping, gangrape, and robbing of two high school girls by him and his frat brothers]] to Nately. He seems to sincerely believe that Nately will respect this.
2nd Apr '17 3:58:37 PM Bissek
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* SeriousBusiness: A major part of the book is the fact that most of the cast holds their personal objectives (such as personal profit, loyalty oaths, military parades and the identification of "Washington Irving") as this, and disregard the smooth operation of the base and the prosecution of the war as being inconsequential.
26th Feb '17 3:54:24 PM Bissek
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* DeniedFoodAsPunishment: Captain Black's Great Loyalty Oath Crusade required that soldiers sign loyalty oaths, recite the pledge of allegiance, and sing the national anthem numerous times before being allowed to eat - and then do it some more to get access to the condiments. People who didn't (or who weren't allowed to because the Captain didn't like them) were not allowed to be served at the mess. [[spoiler:Eventually Major ---- de Coverly pulls rank and forces him to stop.]]
26th Feb '17 3:40:38 PM Bissek
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* LegallyDead: [[spoiler:Doc Daneeka]], who was in the habit of having his named added to flight rosters so he could get extra pay, and then one of the flights he was allegedly on crashed, so he was reported dead, and nobody with the authority to fix things would speak to him because he was legally dead.


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* MovingTheGoalposts: Colonel Cathcart keeps upping the number of missions that crews have to complete to be sent home whenever it looks like someone might actually make it. By the end of the book he had more than doubled the required mission count from what it was at the start, which started out being higher than the required mission count as specified by Army Air Corps regulations. Unfortunately, thanks to a Catch-22, the pilots aren't able to complain about this to anyone who anyone with enough rank to theoretically do something about this.


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* RapidFireInterrupting: Happens any time someone is brought up on (usually nonsensical) charges. If the officers doing the questioning actually let someone else finish a sentence, they might have actually gotten some useful information our of the process.
24th Feb '17 11:06:14 AM urutapu
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For the type of no-win situation the phrase "catch-22" has come to refer to, see MortonsFork.
28th Dec '16 11:18:56 PM bjkatcher
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* HeWhoMustNotBeSeen: The Soldier in White is so covered by bandages that no one knows anything about him or even if he's alive.
15th Dec '16 4:02:31 AM 06tele
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* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Milo. He'd probably be one of the novel's more reprehensible characters (quite an achievement) if you could define him by human morality at all. He views things less in terms of "good vs. bad" and more in terms of "capitalistic vs. not capitalistic"-that is to say, not only does he believe that anything which is good for the free market is good, but he doesn't comprehend how anything that's good for the free market could ''possibly'' be bad.

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* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Milo. He'd probably be one of the novel's more reprehensible characters (quite an achievement) if you could define him by human morality at all. He views things less in terms of "good vs. bad" and more in terms of "capitalistic "profitable vs. not capitalistic"-that unprofitable" -- that is to say, not only does he believe that anything which is good for the free market is good, but he doesn't comprehend how anything that's good for the free market could ''possibly'' be bad.bad. What's especially horrifying is that this attitude becomes the prevailing attitude of the army and the entire American administration: [[spoiler: when Milo contracts with the Germans to bomb his own airfield, and is subsequently court martialled for treason, he gets away with it by convincing the court that it would be wrong to punish him because he was just being a good capitalist, and capitalism made America great. What clinches this argument is the sheer size of the profit Milo made on the deal, which convinces the investigating committee that it's fine to kill American personnel if to do so will make a profit.]]
15th Dec '16 3:52:33 AM 06tele
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* ShoutOut: Yossarian's question "Where are the Snowdens of yesteryear?" is this to Creator/FrancoisVillon, whose poem "Ballade des dames du temps jadis" has the refrain "Mais où sont les neiges d'antan!", translated by Dante Gabriel Rossetti as "Where are the snows of yesteryear?"

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* ShoutOut: Yossarian's question "Where are the Snowdens of yesteryear?" is this to Creator/FrancoisVillon, Francois Villon, whose poem "Ballade des dames du temps jadis" has the refrain "Mais où sont les neiges d'antan!", translated by Dante Gabriel Rossetti as "Where are the snows of yesteryear?"
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