Catch-22

Pdf fan dd71f526917d6085d66d045bd94fb5b55d02a108dd45d836cbdd4abe2d4c043d Tap here to download this LitChart! (PDF)

Chief White Halfoat and Flume Character Analysis

A Native American soldier and assistant to Captain Black, Halfoat enjoys tormenting “the white man,” including his tent-mate, Flume, whom he vows to murder in his sleep. At the same time, Halfoat promises that he himself will die of pneumonia come winter. Halfoat does indeed end up dying this way.
Get the entire Catch-22 LitChart as a printable PDF.
Catch 22.pdf.medium

Chief White Halfoat and Flume Character Timeline in Catch-22

The timeline below shows where the character Chief White Halfoat and Flume appears in Catch-22. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 5: Chief White Halfoat
War and Bureaucracy Theme Icon
Gallows Humor Theme Icon
Self-interest, Altruism, and Morality Theme Icon
Doc Daneeka shares a tent with Chief White Halfoat , a Native American soldier whom Daneeka hates. Daneeka tells Yossarian his medical practice at... (full context)
Paradox and Impossibility Theme Icon
Communication and Miscommunication Theme Icon
Gallows Humor Theme Icon
Self-interest, Altruism, and Morality Theme Icon
Chief White Halfoat is the assistant intelligence officer to Captain Black, although Halfoat cannot read or write. He... (full context)
Chapter 6: Hungry Joe
Paradox and Impossibility Theme Icon
Communication and Miscommunication Theme Icon
Gallows Humor Theme Icon
...he smashes him in the face with his paddle. An enormous fight breaks out, and Chief White Halfoat accidentally punches Moodus, Dreedle’s loathed assistant and son-in-law, in the face. (full context)
Gallows Humor Theme Icon
Self-interest, Altruism, and Morality Theme Icon
Chief White Halfoat is playing a practical joke on his tent-mate, Flume, whispering to him that he, Halfoat, will eventually slit Flume’s throat as he sleeps. This... (full context)
Chapter 9: Major Major Major Major
Paradox and Impossibility Theme Icon
War and Bureaucracy Theme Icon
Communication and Miscommunication Theme Icon
Gallows Humor Theme Icon
Self-interest, Altruism, and Morality Theme Icon
...visit. Major Major tells Milo he wishes to take all meals in his trailer. When Flume attempts to tell Major Major about his fears regarding Chief White Halfoat, Major Major tells... (full context)
Chapter 12: Bologna
Gallows Humor Theme Icon
Self-interest, Altruism, and Morality Theme Icon
Outside the club, Chief White Halfoat shows up, drunk, driving Captain Black’s jeep, and tells Yossarian, Nately, and Dunbar to hop... (full context)
Chapter 25: The Chaplain
Communication and Miscommunication Theme Icon
Gallows Humor Theme Icon
Self-interest, Altruism, and Morality Theme Icon
...out into the woods, the chaplain, exhausted at this point from physical exertion, runs into Flume, Chief White Halfoat’s former tent-mate, who has been living in the wild out of fear... (full context)
Chapter 32: Yo-Yo’s Roomies
Paradox and Impossibility Theme Icon
War and Bureaucracy Theme Icon
Communication and Miscommunication Theme Icon
Self-interest, Altruism, and Morality Theme Icon
...his new tent-mates, and runs into Chief White Halfoat, who is drunk and complaining about Flume. Flume has recently moved back into their tent, because he expects that Halfoat is about... (full context)