Essays Tagged: "Yossarian"

Informative essay on specific aspect of "Catch 22" by Joseph Heller

ounded, he/she is no longer considered to be crazy and the soldier would have to fly more missions. Yossarian always fell into this trap. He wants to be grounded but he couldn't be considered insane b ... couldn't be considered insane because he keeps on asking to be grounded. Dr. Stubbs comments about Yossarian's catch 22. He says, "That crazy bastard may be the only sane one left." This obviously re ...

(3 pages) 111 0 3.5 Nov/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Effects of Catch 22, by Joseph Heller

y about having an amputated leg and being bedridden with arthritis was true. The doctor explains to Yossarian, a major character in the novel, that he was outraged that the government would not take a ... a was drafted as a flight surgeon since he hated flying. To alleviate this problem Doc Daneeka asks Yossarian to list his name on the flight logs even if he doesn't actually go on the flights. Doc Dan ...

(4 pages) 77 0 2.7 Nov/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Satire. Speaks of Joseph Heller.

editerranean sea late in the war when Germany is no longer a threat. It is the struggle of one man, Yossarian, to survive the war. Throughout this novel Yossarian is trying to escape the war, and in o ... he squadron used the hospital as a way out of battle. Catch-22 it self begins in the hospital where Yossarian is faking Jaundice of the liver in order to avoid battle. Many characters also take this u ...

(10 pages) 73 0 4.6 Nov/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The essay is about Yossarian's (main character of J. Heller's book Catch 22) heroic features. The topic is: "Yossarian is not a typical hero" Discuss.

re is no space for a typical character - it is unable to fit in. However the relations between John Yossarian, the main character of the novel, and a typical notion of heroism is still present.Devotio ... cal notion of heroism is still present.Devotion to the oppressed is an essential feature of a hero. Yossarian however betrays his squadron-mates and the innocent people. He agrees to fly Milo Minderbi ...

(5 pages) 84 1 4.9 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Response to minor character's role in Catch 22 by Jospeh Heller.

In Joseph Heller's war novel Catch-22, the main character Yossarian's feelings toward war are greatly shaped by the fate of another character who never appear ... during the novel. In bits and pieces Heller reveals who the character Snowden is and how he affects Yossarian; Heller does this discreetly. Heller uses the character to strengthen one of the novel's o ... eve in. When the horrific details of Snowden's death are finally revealed the theme is more evident.Yossarian is not a typical American war hero. In fact, he is not even American- he is Assyrian! Hell ...

(2 pages) 37 0 3.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

sking the lives of his men solely to enhance his prestige and military ranking. One last example is Yossarian himself who, when wounded in the leg, is told to take better care of himself because his l ...

(1 pages) 62 1 3.4 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Comparison of Tone in Catch-22 (Joseph Heller) and The Atonement (Ian McEwan)

disjointed, and it's tones and ideas are more condensed, and often more subtle. The main character, Yossarian, is a bombardier based off of Pianosa, an island off of Italy. As he flies more missions, ... e. Instead, he became cowardly, ripped the wires from the intercom, and forced the pilot to return. Yossarian does not see himself as a coward, merely someone who is trying to stay alive.Much of "Catc ...

(10 pages) 67 1 4.2 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Catch 22 By: Joseph Hellen Catch 22 violence

half by McWatt while flying his plane too low to the ground. The second scene of violence was when Yossarian broke Nately's nose on Thanksgiving while some men were playing around with the machine gu ... Watt put Doc Daneeka name down for flight hours but he was really on the ground with everyone else. Yossarian warns him about flying so low but he still decides to fly low to the ground. Colonel Cathc ...

(3 pages) 57 2 4.5 Aug/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"Catch-22: Controlling others" about the abuse of others through use of the English Language. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller.

, 176) The example of Catch-22 that Heller gives in his novel, where the phrase first came from, is Yossarian not being able to ground himself, "' I'm crazy, Doc, just ground me.' Yossarian pleaded.'I ... pleaded.'I can't, you know that. You can't be crazy.''How do you know I can't be crazy?' exclaimed Yossarian.'Look, the only way I can ground you is if you're crazy. And I can't ground you unless you ...

(3 pages) 37 1 4.3 Mar/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

A proposal for an update to the original 'Catch-22' movie, with budget layout and bibliography.

t it as the war only happened two years ago. The film will open with the protagonist, Captain John Yossarian, sitting with his family at home. He awakens to find himself back in the infirmary of the ... aircraft carrier he his stationed on - the USS BUNKER HILL - faking the symptoms of liver disease. Yossarian, pilot and bombardier of a Tornado GR-4 fighter jet, is convinced that his crew mates have ...

(5 pages) 22 0 3.0 Nov/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

"Catch-22" Study Notes

' just increase when a solider is getting close to the total mission count.2) In the first chapter, Yossarian is accusing everyone of being insane and even tells the chaplain that insanity is contagio ... though no one realizes there is a war going on except for him. On the other hand, Clevinger thinks Yossarian is crazy because he thinks everyone is going to kill him and is paranoid about everything ...

(9 pages) 49 0 3.0 May/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"Catch 22" by Joseph Heller

yOne of the most terrifying aspects of Catch-22 is the fact that the lives and deaths of the men in Yossarian’s squadron are governed not by their own decisions concerning dangerous risks but by ... example, will see people in his office only when he is not there, and Doc Daneeka won’t ground Yossarian for insanity because Yossarian’s desire to be grounded reveals that he must be sane.L ...

(3 pages) 21 0 3.0 Jun/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Catch 22 - Anti-war Novel?

the portrayal of war is simply horrific. An example of this would be the "˜death of Snowden', "Yossarian ripped open the snaps of Snowden's flak suit, and heard himself scream widely as Snowden's ... deal with society. For example; Havermeyer shoots mice to pieces; McWatt buzzes tents dangerously; Yossarian censors letters till no sense remains,; Orr seeks to be shot down. All these aspects of ea ...

(7 pages) 13 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers


ies eight miles south of Elba in the Mediterranean Sea. The book starts off with the main character Yossarian, faking an illness in a military hospital. In the hospital we find out that Yossarian is e ... rying to kill just him, no one else. He believes that even his won officers are trying to kill him. Yossarian throughout the story finds how to cope with his paranoia about everyone throughout the war ...

(3 pages) 19 0 0.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

A Fine Line

33; in its characters to exemplify the effects and hardships of war. Heller uses his main character Yossarian's to show the reader that the line between insanity and sanity is often muddied in wartime ... ader that the line between insanity and sanity is often muddied in wartime. One is not sure whether Yossarian is crazy before he went to war or whether the circumstances of war have made him that way. ...

(2 pages) 9 0 0.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Ultimate Catch; An Analysis of "Catch 22"

al novel written by Joseph Heller, is the story of a bombardier in World War Two named Captain John Yossarian. Yossarian wants nothing more to leave the clutches of War behind and return home, to the ... ave the clutches of War behind and return home, to the United States. Over the course of the novel, Yossarian and the other members of his platoon must endure a bizarre string of events white prove th ...

(3 pages) 23 0 3.0 Sep/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American


-22, but the only place where this stated, is in Catch-22 itself. This clause in Catch-22 convinces Yossarian of its true credibility, none. He knew that the catch did not really exist, but since peop ... bureaucracy, sometimes it is the only sane way to cope with an insane situation. In the beginning, Yossarian believes the world is insane and everyone had set out to kill him. It is not until later w ...

(2 pages) 445 0 0.0 Dec/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers


fish man that only looked out for himself. The people that surrounded him fed his egotistical ways. Yossarian used his fruit prescription to Milo's advantage by supplying him with an endless bounty of ...

(1 pages) 418 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Catch-22: The insanity of war

eal with the mental drain of war. Its fairly easy to see the differences between the two characters Yossarian and Doc Daneeka. Yossarian sits in the hospital and goes a little insane over questions ab ...

(2 pages) 1182 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Catch 22

In the novel, Catch-22, by Joseph Heller, the protagonist Yossarian portrays that evils of war and it is through his eyes that we see the events during the cl ... one is controlled, influenced and even stifled by the society. The leading character in this novel, Yossarian, addresses what has gone wrong with society. He believes that it is crazy to live for mone ... at it is crazy to live for money, fake happiness, power, society's approval, etc. During the novel, Yossarian always wants to live a life as a real human being. When he questions other characters, he ...

(5 pages) 24 0 4.6 Jan/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American