Catch-22
Catch-22
by Joseph Heller

Catch-22 Learning Guide: Table of Contents

Introduction
Analysis
Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory
Milo Minderbinder as a symbol of capitalism and greed
The soldier in white as a symbol of the inhumanity with which the bureaucracy treats its men
Major Major as a symbol of loneliness and alienation
The hospital as a symbol of shelter and safety
Chocolate-covered cotton as a symbol of artifice and worthlessness
Snowden's guts as a symbol of man's mortality
The increasing number of missions as a symbol of injustice and absurdity
Setting
Narrator Point of View
Genre
Tone
Writing Style
What's Up With the Title?
What's Up With the Epigraph?
Tough-o-Meter
Plot Analysis
Booker's Seven Basic Plots Analysis: Rebirth
Three Act Plot Analysis
Trivia
Steaminess Rating
Allusions
Brief Summary
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Chapter 16
Chapter 17
Chapter 18
Chapter 19
Chapter 20
Chapter 21
Chapter 22
Chapter 23
Chapter 24
Chapter 25
Chapter 26
Chapter 27
Chapter 28
Chapter 29
Chapter 30
Chapter 31
Chapter 32
Chapter 33
Chapter 34
Chapter 35
Chapter 36
Chapter 37
Chapter 38
Chapter 39
Chapter 40
Chapter 41
Chapter 42
Characters
Captain John Yossarian
Captain John Yossarian Timeline
Colonel Cathcart
Colonel Cathcart Timeline
The Chaplain
The Chaplain Timeline
Milo Minderbinder
Milo Minderbinder Timeline
Doc Daneeka
Doc Daneeka Timeline
Study Questions
Character Roles (Protagonist, Antagonist...)
Protagonist
Antagonist
GuideMentor
Foil
Muse
Tools of Characterization
Themes
Quotes
Absurdity
Absurdity Quotes
Hypocrisy
Hypocrisy Quotes
Power
Power Quotes
Lies and Deceit
Lies and Deceit Quotes
Isolation
Isolation Quotes
Language and Communication
Language and Communication Quotes
Philosophical Viewpoints: Cynicism and Chance
Philosophical Viewpoints: Cynicism and Chance Quotes
Fear
Fear Quotes
Passivity
Passivity Quotes
Greed
Greed Quotes
Mortality
Mortality Quotes
Sex
Sex Quotes
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Module Quizzes
Module Flashcards
What the Heller’s Going On Here?
What the Heller’s Going On Here? Flashcards
What the Heller’s Going On Here? True or False
Quotes Flashcards
Quotes True or False
Themes Flashcards
Themes True or False
Symbols
Symbols Flashcards
Symbols True or False
Essay
Catch-22
Current Events & Pop Culture
Challenges & Opportunities
Assignments & Activities
Waiting for Yossarian: Bureaucracy in Catch-22 and in Schools
Oops, I Satirized It Again
Achilles’ Heel: Antiheroes in Catch-22 and the Iliad
Characterization
Chew On This
Character Journal Entry
Facebook Plot Summary
Archetypes
Symbolism, Allusion, and Irony
Literary Devices
Adaptation
Why Should I Care?
Discussion & Essay Questions
Reading Quizzes
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