A man dying of a severe wound in the back of Yossarian’s plane, Snowden becomes a recurring memory of Yossarian’s. Yossarian is horrified and moved by the soldier’s death, which he only recollects in full at the end of the novel. Snowden’s death reminds Yossarian of just how frail the human body can be, especially in wartime.
Snowden Quotes in Catch-22
The Catch-22 quotes below are all either spoken by Snowden or refer to Snowden. 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: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Simon & Schuster edition of Catch-22 published in 1996.).
Chapter 41 Quotes
Man was matter, that was Snowden’s secret. . . . The spirit gone, man is garbage. That was Snowden’s secret.
Snowden Character Timeline in Catch-22
The timeline below shows where the character Snowden appears in Catch-22. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 4: Doc Daneeka
Chapter 5: Chief White Halfoat
Chapter 22: Milo the Mayor
Chapter 24: Milo
Chapter 32: Yo-Yo’s Roomies
Chapter 41: Snowden