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Postby jzfran » Thu Apr 27, 2006 8:21 pm

Hey guys--I'm stuck surfing the FBC instead of writing a big English paper due tomorrow. I was just wondering..Do an of you guys have any knowledge about the book Catch 22 by Joseph Heller, and its racial implications? That's my assignment, how to explain the main character Yossarian is a victim of racial tensions.

If you havent read it/remember little, just dont respond. I put it in the FBC because there is probably someone who knows something in here...we have experts on a lot of things.
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Postby SkeetNation » Thu Apr 27, 2006 8:26 pm

I think it has to do with slow ass white guys trying to catch Emmit Smith.
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Postby teddy ballgame » Thu Apr 27, 2006 9:16 pm

SkeetNation wrote:I think it has to do with slow ass white guys trying to catch Emmit Smith.

:-b :-b

Haven't read it although one of the english classes in my grade is reading it. I don't know anything about it but...cough
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Postby jzfran » Thu Apr 27, 2006 9:20 pm

teddy ballgame wrote:
SkeetNation wrote:I think it has to do with slow ass white guys trying to catch Emmit Smith.

:-b :-b

Haven't read it although one of the english classes in my grade is reading it. I don't know anything about it but...cough


haha...thanks man, but I have already checked every help site (Sparks, Classicnotes, Clifnotes, and one or 3 more i think).
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Postby AcidRock23 » Thu Apr 27, 2006 9:29 pm

Boy that's a good one. Unfortunately, I have not read it since I was in high school in 1984 or thereabouts so I don't remember the specifics. It is funny as hell though, even if you fudge your way through the paper, you should read it. The movie is pretty entertaining as a potential shortcut and, perhaps, you might follow along in the book to crib quotes? I was a big reading geek though and was never forced to do that. Just think what would happen if you tried to skate around your fantasy draft like that... 8-o
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Postby Simulacrum » Thu Apr 27, 2006 11:13 pm

Maybe you should PM the FBC member named Yossarian. He told me he loves the book.

It's still on my bookshelf, but I'll get around to it eventually.
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Postby Pokeyouindaeye » Fri Apr 28, 2006 4:21 am

Man, what a great book.

I need to reread it sometime.
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Postby acsguitar » Fri Apr 28, 2006 11:02 am

The book is great but Yossarian was white in the movie weird
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Postby j_d_mcnugent » Fri Apr 28, 2006 4:05 pm

great book. it makes use of the word 'snatch,' and not with the meaning you will find in the dictionary.
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