Joseph Heller’s World War II novel Catch-22 is a great example of satire. Joseph Heller had flown bomber missions in WWII, just like his main character Captain John Yossarian, and was tortured by the experience. He found the wartime bureaucracy and logic to be incredibly hypocritical. The most famous example of satire in the book comes from the title, the concept of the Catch 22. This is one of those bureaucratic nightmares in which something can only be done when the thing that precludes it from happening happens. Yossarian eventually discovers that the catch doesn’t even exist, but because everything thinks it does it still has the same effect. And, unfortunately, because it doesn’t exist it can’t be repealed. This is a good metaphor for the entire lack of logic in bureaucracy.
Oh man, these comments are so confusing, no to mention eye-opening. I’m not really in the dating world, so I am very surprised at how the sexes view each other. But maybe this is why I don’t get many messages on my profile. I am independent, but I’m 37. What else am I supposed to be? That doesn’t make me a feminist or off-putting in any way. I also LOVE to travel. But I am not “into” money. I’m so surprised that some men feel that way. I never knew this! I do love traveling, but I am also entirely frugal. I spent a month in Europe at hostels and friend’s houses. So, I really don’t understand any of this at all. I came here to look up profile advice and I’m more perplexed than ever. haha 🙂