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Chapter 26 and 27

Chapter 26 - Aarfy
On leave in Rome, Aarfy reprimands Nately for falling in love with a prostitute, especially shameful since Nately comes from such a refined background. In fact, Aarfy has plans to work for Nately's very successful father after the war. Aarfy, it turns out, is such a poor Navigator, that he gets lost on the streets of Rome that very night.

Yossarian also blames Aarfy for getting him wounded, for in previous raid Aarfy misdirected the squadron so that they flew right into some unexpected flak. Yossarian was hit by a shell in the thigh, and spent several weeks in the hospital.



Chapter 27 - Nurse Duckett
Chapter 27 deals entirely with Yossarian's stay in the hospital following his leg wound. Dunbar and Yossarian figure out a way to be near each other during the day. Dunbar finds a man of lesser rank near Yossarian's bed, says "screw," and jerks his thumb over his shoulder. Invariably, the lower-ranking man gets out of bed and runs away. This is known as "pulling rank." By this process, Dunbar masquerades as Anthony Fortiori.

When Nurse Duckett comes in to straighten out the beds, Yossarian and Dunbar trap her between them and grope her breasts and buttocks. When they are caught, Yossarian is sent to a psychologist named Major Sanderson. Although their sessions begin pleasantly enough, soon Sanderson accuses Yossarian of being crazy, delusional, un-American, and an enemy of the people.

Dobbs visits the hospital in an attempt to gain Yossarian's assent to his assassination plot on Colonel Cathcart. Yossarian again refuses to countenance the murder. The Chaplain visits the hospital, only to say that he has made no progress in getting Yossarian taken off combat status.

Yossarian's final sessions with Sanderson don't go any better. Sanderson accuses him of having a split personality, since he doesn't know if he is Yossarian or Fortiori. He sends both Yossarian and Dunbar right back to combat.

Arriving back at the base, Yossarian goes to see Doc Daneeka, who is miserable as usual. He is miserable because the US seems to be winning the war against Germany. When asked why this is bad, he explains that when Germany surrenders, he'll be sent to the Pacific, and he is too afraid of flying to fly that far.

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