Yossarian Chapter Summaries

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The novel comes to an end as Yossarian, hurt by Nately’s death, refuses to fly any more missions. He walks the streets of Rome, encountering every kind of human horror. He gets arrested for being in Rome without a pass, and the bureaucracy, Colonel Cathcart and Colonel Korn, offer him a choice. He can either face a court-martial or be sent home with an honorable discharge. There is only one condition for him to go home; he speak highly of Cathcart and Korn and state his support for their policy that all the men have to fly eighty missions. He is tempted by the offer, but realizes that to submit to their wants would put the men in danger. He takes another way out, he deserts the military and flees to Sweden. In doing so, he turns his back on
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