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    In texts “ Miniver Cheevy” and “ The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” there are specific descriptions to illustrate the main character’s daydreams and personalities. In the story “ The secret Life of Walter Mitty,” The protagonist Walter is an adventurous person who dreams of five incredible episodes. In his dreams, he becomes different characters, such as the commander of a navy plane, a well-known surgeon, a crack shot, and a British pilot. On the other hand, Miniver Cheevy is a cynical and alcoholic man whose life is out of order. These two characters also have differences. Miniver Cheevy is materialistic, and he loves money and power. NeverthelessWalter Mitty is a man who has spirits and positive dreams. However, Walter Mitty and Miniver Cheevy do both have some traits in common; they are idealistic, they dream of themselves as heroes with goals, and they lack motivation. There is a difference between these two characters, Miniver Cheesy is materialism. In the poem, it said: “Miniver scorned the gold he sought, But sore annoyed was he without it; Miniver thought, and thought, and thought, And thought about it”. (Robinson,1) Materials are controversial for Miniver Cheevy, and it showed his greedy. He was satirized by his incompetence. These two characters both scorn for fake achievements which shows their idealistic minds. Walter Mitty and Miniver Cheevy are both dreaming about a wonderful life where they play the main characters. In “ The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty”…

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    War is something that has followed humanity since the beginning. From the very beginning of time humans have been fighting each other, stealing each other’s resources, and trying to assert dominance over others. Because of its omnipresence, war has been explored in literature countless times. One of the most unique experiences of war and literature is the novel Catch-22 by Joseph Heller. Catch-22 is war satire, set in World War II and follows the actions of a bombardier, Captain John…

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    Catch-22 by Joseph Heller is a novel set during World War II on Pianosa, an island off the coast of Italy. Heller exhibits a type of writing style that features elements such as strange imagery, which was prevalent in the 20th century during the literary movement known as surrealism. He uses some specific techniques of this writing style, such as black humor and absurdity, to help make Catch-22 a refreshing and exciting novel.Throughout the novel, Yossarian, the protagonist, is an antihero to…

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    in Catch-22 is very different as seen by the way Major Major is given his role. When Major Major joins the military, the IBM computer make a mistake and promotes him to a Major in the army (Heller 89). Instead of being selected by skill, random chance puts Major Major in a role that he in completely unfit for. Yet when the higher officers find out about the mix-up, they have an unexpected reaction, “The military insists on making him a major because they can’t keep straight that Major Major…

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    for a little while and then fake his death while they are in the room, giving Yossarian a first-person look at the effect death has on the family of the deceased. Yossarian seems to share their tears, not for the loss of their son, but for his own mortality and the fated mortality of mankind. Yossarian mourns for man, who cannot go a decade without an outbreak of some horrible disease, famine, or war. Likewise, many other characters in Catch-22 feel the heat of their own mortality beating down…

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    intrinsic darkness inside, can one truly be liberated from the bureaucratic oppression of contemporary society. This is particularly evident in the climactic denouement where Willard emerges from the river, covered in mud. A changed man and cloaked both in literal and metaphorical darkness, he murders Kurtz and takes his place, thus symbolising his ascension from the constrictions of society but furthermore the ignominy and exile enforced upon those who do. Both texts conclude consciously…

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    Joseph Heller's Catch-22

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    Catch-22 Review and Insight Catch 22 is often a phrase used to describe difficult situations when frustration builds. Merriam Webster defines a catch 22 as “A difficult situation for which there is no easy or possible solution“ (Merriam-Webster). In the book Catch-22 many characters face these difficult situations as they fight in World War II under harsh command of their leaders. Catch-22 has been challenged many times throughout the years as most books have been but with with the topics…

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    He spent the whole entire time devising a plan to escape the horrors of the war, and he took advantage of being labeled as different. He realized that being labeled as insane during the war only would help him escape without being noticed. Joseph Heller shows that the people who labeled him as insane were actually insane for believing his whole ploy. He shows that once someone is labeled as different from a crowd, they are automatically labeled as insane -- when maybe that person is the only…

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    Catch-22. Greed is a powerful theme in this novel. The purpose of greed is to deprive others of potential means or opportunities in order to achieve a desired goal, especially those of wealth, status, and power. The men of catch 22 are motivated by greed, while Yossarian acts out of a natural instinct to survive. This juxtaposition highlights the theme of greed in the novel. Yossarian’s character reveals the greed that lies secretly at the core of men in positions of medical power. To…

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    “There was only one catch and that was Catch-22,” writes Heller, squatting low at the edge of the dimly lit ring, ready to tackle his target at the slightest indication of vulnerability. Dancing nimbly through the murky clouds of confusion obscuring war, Heller strikes out at insanity, grappling adroitly with his slippery objective before taking him down to the sweat-soaked mat. In a maneuver of grotesque dexterity, Joseph Heller, author of Catch-22, articulates the public’s growing concern…

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