Catch 22 Essay

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“ In order to be grounded you must be crazy, but if you ask to be grounded, you must not be crazy anymore, so you have to continue flying”(Heller 40). This is the justification of what a catch-22 is. Insane behavior and the fight for freedom are both acts, which transpire in Catch 22. Yossarian, a squadron captain is in World War II flying a plane and fighting for his country. Though trying to get out, he knows there is only one way, and that would only get him “away” from all of the terror. This brings the reader to the theme of the play, escape. “Insanity is the only sane way to deal with an insane situation”(Heller 78). Joseph Heller’s Catch-22 explains an insight of which a paradox providing no way out of conflict is overcome and in…show more content…
Being stuck there with both, no way out until being told by some one of a higher rank. Personally speaking, I am currently employed at a job making only a small weekly sum of money. Moreover I am not experienced enough to work somewhere making a larger amount of money. My education is limited at the moment, so I must stick with my current job (or one like it) or have no job at all. The whole idea of escape can be applied to most any aspect of life. To an extent the thought of escape can be universal. People will go great lengths to get out of the situation they are in. Not always getting out of the situation though, and sometimes becoming emotionally distressed or even leading to their insanity. Troubles plague all, be they small or large. Some troubles have an open route for escape and some do not. Doctor Danceka explains. “He thinks he’s got troubles? What about me? Oh, I’m not complaining I know there’s a war on. I know a lot of people are going to have to suffer for us to win it. But why must I be one of them? Why don’t they draft some of these old doctors who keep shooting their kissers off in public about what big sacrifices the medical game stands ready to make? I don’t want to make sacrifices. I want to make dough” (Heller 26). That is the way it is in real life and how people perceive / approach problems. Hypothetically speaking, there is a poor woman with a

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