History Literature / CatchTwentyTwo

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?"
15th Dec '16 3:52:03 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?"
26th Nov '16 6:20:56 AM Morgenthaler
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A 1970 [[Film/CatchTwentyTwo film adaptation]], directed by MikeNichols and featuring an AllStarCast, was a commercial and critical flop. There was also a TV pilot made with Richard Dreyfuss as Yossarian, but it was never bought. A sequel, ''Closing Time'', was written by Heller and published in 1994. It flopped as well.

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A 1970 [[Film/CatchTwentyTwo film adaptation]], directed by MikeNichols Creator/MikeNichols and featuring an AllStarCast, was a commercial and critical flop. There was also a TV pilot made with Richard Dreyfuss as Yossarian, but it was never bought. A sequel, ''Closing Time'', was written by Heller and published in 1994. It flopped as well.
16th Nov '16 1:40:20 PM Discar
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* AManIsNotAVirgin: Probably every character with the exception of the Chaplain, who wasn't a virgin either (he was happily married, so was the only one who didn't fool around).
28th Oct '16 9:27:08 AM dlchen145
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* {{Badass}}: Of all people, [[spoiler:[[TheEeyore Doc Daneeka]]]] is this due towards the fact that, during the time within which [[spoiler:Milo bombs the campus for the sake of his "society", his first action would be to scour the fields and define/confirm the damages of, and even sometimes ''give treatment'', to every soldier he sees coldly, calmly, and efficiently.]]
** Also Major ----- de Coverely, who scares everyone else so much that nobody's even had the guts to ask him his first name.
** Though it's hard to see it because the story is told from his perspective, Yossarian himself qualifies. Not only is described as strong as an ox, he's a highly competent pilot who's flown 70+ missions and legitimately earned the medal he got for going over the bridge twice and actually destroying it. [[spoiler: Which he reminds Major Danby of at the end when being accused of being unpatriotic, he's legitimately earned his leave.]]
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