The protagonist of Joesepth Heller's novel Catch-22. He was a bombardier in a squadron based out of a small, semi-fictional island south of Italy. He was concearned with leaving the war alive from which he could not be dismissed, and could never finish the number of required missions. He believed that all of the other men were crazy, as they seemed not only unconcearned with death, but also generally acted neurotic, and everyone thought he was crazy in turn. Yossarian was one of the few of the characters in the novel to actually survive.
Yossarian? What kind of name is Yossarian?
It's Yossarian's name, sir.
November 04, 2004