I have only read a little bit of this book, but so far in the book, Yossarian has done his best to avoid seeing battle in the war. He went to a military hospital claiming to be in immense pain so that he didn’t have to fight. None of the doctors could determine what was wrong with him, but he kept with his story, not wanting to get in trouble for lying to avoid his duty.
This part of the book shocked me a little bit. I couldn’t figure out why he joined the military if he didn’t want to do what he signed up for. Then, I remembered that he was in World War II, where enlistment was practically compulsory. When I came to this realization, I wasn’t as surprised.
So far, this book is really interesting. I like that there was not a lot of unnecessary babble leading up to the main plot.