Examples Of Satire In Catch 22

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Catch 22 a novel by an American Author Joseph Heller. This specific novel was set during World War II. Wikipedia describes satire as “a genre of literature, and sometimes graphic and performing arts, in which evils, madness, abuses, and shortcomings are held up to laughter, ideally with the intent of shaming individuals, corporations, government or society itself, into improvement”. Although satire is usually meant to be humorous, it can also be a serious matter in the sense that there is no humour in that joke in this essay we will discuss how the author Joseph Heller uses satiric writing style on his novel. The question that applies is that would the book have been as effective if it had been written in a more serious manner? Every author has a reason of writing a novel in a certain way and mostly that is influenced by the style the author write with. So in this case the book would not be as effective.
Doc Daneeka 's death is humorous but even closer to serious events it also spread out the satire beyond the war zone and into civilian life Heller (1962:47). Above all that Doc Danneka is a soldier who has to fly but he contradicts himself, Doc is a flight surgeon who hates to fly Heller (1962:37). When McWatt flies into a mountain after buzzing the beach and killing Kid Sampson, Daneeka is actually standing on the beach, beside Sergeant Knight, watching. Within the setting of military logic. He is on the plane, does not parachute out, and therefore must be dead.

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