Catch 22 Satire

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Joseph Heller is the first author ever to write about soldiers and the military in a different way than you usually see. When Joseph Heller began to write “Catch-22” in 1953 and published the novelle October 11, 1961. His take on war meshed perfectly with the anti-authoritarian that came of age in the 1960’s. In August 1994 Joseph Heller flew on a mission over the French town of Avignon. After that mission, Heller really understood that its really not an abstraction. “They are out to kill me personally¨(¨Joseph Heller¨). Joseph Heller lived an interesting life; he wrote novels, short stories, and playwrights until his death in 1999. Heller was also paralysed for a part of his life, which for a part of his life changed the way he wrote. His parents immigrated from Russia so that affected a lot of his childhood and it actually gave him inspiration to his first novel about how Russia invaded Finland.…show more content…
In this critique, Lynn Neary focuses a lot on they way he wrote and his humor.“Heller’s war was black comedy” (Neary) and “Heller made war funny” (Neary) She talks about the way he wrote and what he thought of war. Lynn Neary says that is the reason he became such a great and famous author. It’s true that he way the wrote shocked many people, but in a good way. People liked it and really saw it as a great novel. “What is a country? A country is a piece of land surrounded on all sides by boundaries. Englishmen are dying for England, Americans for America, Germans for Germany etc. There are now 50-60 countries fighting in this war, surely so many countries can’t all be worth dying for” (¨Joseph Heller¨). This quote is Joseph Heller’s way to show not only his black comedy humor, but also his perspective on war in general. It shows his opinion on how stupid war is. “It doesn’t make a demand bit of difference who wins the war to someone who is dead¨(¨Joseph

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