Chapter 27 Summary

Nurse Duckett

Nurse Duckett is a “tall, spare, mature, straight-backed woman,… very lovely and very plain.” She is an intelligent, responsible, and capable woman. Yossarian pities her and decides to help by making sexual advances to her. Dunbar joins in the game until he knocks himself out in an attempt to grope her; now he actually suffers from the condition which he has been faking in order to avoid flying missions.

The doctor in charge scolds both men for their behavior, but of course Yossarian and Dunbar soon get him quite confused and he sends Yossarian to the psychiatrist, Major Sanderson. Sanderson encourages Yossarian to describe the recurring dreams he claims to have (which...

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