Coming Back to Haunt Me

Clevinger skirted the trap neatly. “You think everybody is Jehovah. You’re no better than Raskolnikov–”


”–yes, Raskolnikov, who–”


”–who–I mean it–who felt he could justify killing an old woman–”

“No better than?”

”–yes, justify, that’s right–with an ax! And I can prove it to you!” Gasping furiously for air, Clevinger enumerated Yossarian’s symptoms…


Catch-22 references Crime and Punishment!

(Context: connections paper between Invisible Man and two other works, for me Catch-22 and Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead. And my connection doesn’t even have to do with C&P!)