Irony In Catch 22

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17. In Joseph Heller’s novel Catch-22, the horrors of World War II are brought to the forefront. Catch-22 is a black comedy novel, focusing on how people who fight in war, can continue with their lives despite facing death daily. Several characters throughout the novel cope with the war in humorous ways, including Milo Minderbinder. Milo Minderbinder starts his own company, in order to make a profit during the war. Another character, Doc Daneeka, hates flying missions, so he pays people to list him on the flying list but does not actually fly. Throughout Catch-22, the use of ironic laughter explores how both Milo Minderbinder and Doc Daneeka are able to cope with the harsh realities of war.
During his enlistment in the military, Milo Minderbinder

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