What type of tone is used in Catch-22?  

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The prevailing tone of Joseph Heller's Catch-22 is satirical. Heller exaggerates the actions of his characters in a way that draws attention to the insanity of war. Yossarian's own actions and thoughts contradict each other constantly. Yossarian puts forth the notion that he is a brave soldier but spends most of his time looking for loopholes in the military system. The reader sees how everyone around him is also a great paradox , for example, Hungry Joe complaining about Huple's cat and then dying with it in his tent. The actions of Yossarian's superiors also draw attention to the insanity surrounding war as they continue to make decisions...

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