Catch-22 is a novel by Joseph Heller that was first published in 1961. Explore a plot summary, an in-depth analysis of Yossarian, and important quotes.


Read our full plot summary and analysis of Catch-22, scene-by-scene breakdowns, and more.


See a complete list of the characters in Catch-22 and in-depth analyses of Yossarian, Milo Minderbinder, and The Chaplain.

Literary Devices

Here's where you'll find analysis of the literary devices in Catch-22, from the major themes to motifs and symbols.


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Quick Quizzes

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Further Study

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