Catch-22 is a satirical look at World War II through the eyes of American bombadier Yossarian, a man who will stop at nothing to be sent home. By focusing each chapter on a different supporting character, the novel unfolds episodically, a sprawling, absurd landscape of military bureaucracy and the citizens and soldiers it regularly oppresses. Yossarian’s struggles against doublespeak, career-obsessed colonels, and the physical embodiment of capitalism as the war grows bleaker with no end in sight, the absurd paradoxes once introduced with a clever, lighthearted bent turning deadly.

Summary of Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

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