Catch-22

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Nately’s Whore and her kid sister Character Analysis

Nately’s prostitute, initially resistant to becoming Nately’s girlfriend, becomes extremely distraught on finding out that Nately has died. Both Nately’s prostitute and her twelve-year-old kid sister assume Yossarian, who breaks the news to them, is responsible for Nately’s death. They follow him for the rest of the novel, and Nately’s prostitute nearly kills Yossarian on multiple occasions.

Nately’s Whore and her kid sister Quotes in Catch-22

The Catch-22 quotes below are all either spoken by Nately’s Whore and her kid sister or refer to Nately’s Whore and her kid sister. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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Chapter 33 Quotes

It just isn’t right for a nice girl like you to go looking for other men to sleep with. I’ll give you all the money you need, so you won’t have to do it any more.

Related Characters: Nately (speaker), Nately’s Whore and her kid sister
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Nately’s Whore and her kid sister Character Timeline in Catch-22

The timeline below shows where the character Nately’s Whore and her kid sister appears in Catch-22. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 23: Nately’s Old Man
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...Nately does find the prostitute and sleeps with her, only to be interrupted by her “kid sister, ” twelve years old, who also covets Nately. The prostitute and her sister fight, and... (full context)
Chapter 28: Dobbs
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...the stove, and the two talk of prostitutes in Rome—including Captain Black, who sleeps with Nately’s girl in order to anger Nately. Orr asks, again, why Yossarian refuses to fly with him.... (full context)
Chapter 33: Nately’s Whore
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...find Luciana. He comes upon a group of middle-aged officers, “big-shots,” who are “socializing” with Nately’s prostitute . They won’t let her leave until they’ve visibly annoyed her, but Nately’s prostitute is... (full context)
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...company do not have to obey their orders. They say they have grown tired of Nately’s prostitute anyway, and let her go. (full context)
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It turns out that Nately’s prostitute’s ennui is simply caused by a lack of sleep. She sleeps well and awakes to... (full context)
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After much argument and fighting throughout the apartment, Nately’s prostitute agrees not to sleep with other men, including Captain Black (who had been her other... (full context)
Chapter 38: Kid Sister
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There, Yossarian encounters Nately’s prostitute , who is extremely distraught to hear of Nately’s death, and who blames Yossarian for... (full context)
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After more fighting, Yossarian lands on top of Nately’s prostitute , who pretends that she wants to make love to him. Yossarian is tricked, and... (full context)
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Nately’s prostitute returns to Yossarian’s tent and nearly kills him again before being subdued by other officers.... (full context)
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...and that no one can make him fly any more missions. Black informs Yossarian that Nately’s prostitute is no longer lying in wait for him, on Pianosa or in Rome, and that... (full context)
Chapter 39: The Eternal City
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Yossarian goes outside and finds Milo, telling him that they must seek out Nately’s prostitute’s kid sister. Milo takes Yossarian to the police in one of his M & M... (full context)
Chapter 40: Catch-22
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When Yossarian is leaving their office, however, he is attacked by Nately’s prostitute , who has been lying in wait for him once again. Yossarian is stabbed several... (full context)
Chapter 41: Snowden
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...Yossarian was stabbed by a “Nazi assassin.” Yossarian informs the chaplain that it was merely Nately’s girl friend. The chaplain says Cathcart and Korn have been telling the Nazi assassin story, making... (full context)
Chapter 42: Yossarian
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Yossarian says his goodbyes and walks outside the hospital. Nately’s prostitute has been lying in wait for him, still trying to kill him, and she swings... (full context)