The Role Of Immortality In Joseph Heller's Catch-22

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Immortality exists in none but a few select species, and even then, the interference of another organism can still terminate its life. Even non-living things may perish as time unravels and the world continues spinning due to a number of possible events. People are no different in that eventually, their time runs out and they are laid to rest after a demise occurring from several different possibilities. Over the course of human existence, war and battle have been a huge factor in the deaths of many people and the cause of suffering for many families. In Catch-22 by Joseph Heller, the situation is no different and death follows the soldiers’ every movement and occurs consistent enough to have the characters under constant anxiety, sitting out
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