THE ABSURDITY OF HUMAN AND REALITY IN THE NOVEL “CATCH-22” OF JOSEPH HELLER

UED Journal of Social Sciences, Humanities and Education

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Title THE ABSURDITY OF HUMAN AND REALITY IN THE NOVEL “CATCH-22” OF JOSEPH HELLER
THE ABSURDITY OF HUMAN AND REALITY IN THE NOVEL “CATCH-22” OF JOSEPH HELLER
 
Creator Thai Anh Thu
 
Subject The Absurd; Literature of Absurd; Paradoxical situations; The mocking tone; The satirical tone; War Novel.
 
Description “Catch-22” is considered one of the American writer Joseph Heller’s greatest novels. It was published in 1961. Joseph Heller combined the irrational sensations, the mocking and satirical tones to describe a collapsed and degenerate world in the postmodern condition. Through the living background of an American military unit of World War II, the author reflected some absurd problems such as: the distortion of justice, the influence of greed, and the issue of personal integrity. This article focuses on analyzing the absurdity of character imagery and reality that is automatically accepted and followed in postmodern condition. As a result, readers can gain a deeper insight into the novel and seek empathy in the perception about the absurd, which is becoming normal in recently.
“Catch-22” is considered one of the American writer Joseph Heller’s greatest novels. It was published in 1961. Joseph Heller combined the irrational sensations, the mocking and satirical tones to describe a collapsed and degenerate world in the postmodern condition. Through the living background of an American military unit of World War II, the author reflected some absurd problems such as: the distortion of justice, the influence of greed, and the issue of personal integrity. This article focuses on analyzing the absurdity of character imagery and reality that is automatically accepted and followed in postmodern condition. As a result, readers can gain a deeper insight into the novel and seek empathy in the perception about the absurd, which is becoming normal in recently.
 
Publisher The University of Danang - University of Science and Education (UD-UED)
 
Date 2020-07-01
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://jshe.ued.udn.vn/index.php/jshe/article/view/884
10.47393/jshe.v10i4.884
 
Source UED Journal of Social Sciences, Humanities and Education; Vol. 10 No. 2 (2020): UED Journal of Social Sciences, Humanities and Education; 22-31
Tạp chí Khoa học Xã hội, Nhân văn và Giáo dục; ##issue.vol## 10 ##issue.no## 2 (2020): UED Journal of Social Sciences, Humanities and Education; 22-31
1859-4603
10.47393/jshe.v10i2
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://jshe.ued.udn.vn/index.php/jshe/article/view/884/823
 
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