- Who is the enemy?
- The theme of images - what people really are as opposed to what they are supposed to be or appear to be and people who are hung up with their images.
- Bologna - its function symbolically in the book.
- The Syndicate - does it exist or not? Why does it work?
- The dirty old man - Nately discussions.
- The reoccurring Snowden dream and Orr's escape as the means to Yossarian's Existential awareness.
- Analysis of the scene in which Yossarian poses as the dying son of a couple who have come to see their son. (pgs.188-191)
- The non-existence of Mudd and Doc Daneeka who are not on rosters. How does this work existentially?
- What is Catch 22? Examples of Catch 22 throughout the book.
- Nately's whore's actions and the reasons for same from the moment Yossarian tells her that Nately is dead.
- The gradual evolution of the book from funny to serious.
- Analyze McWatt's killing of Kid Sampson. How does it happen? How and why do the people react to the pieces of Kid Sampson flying around? Why does McWatt kill himself?
- The function of the hospital in Catch-22.
- Discuss the Eternal City chapter and its function in the book.
- The absurdity of the world of Catch-22 as indicated through reversal situations.
- "Heavy" thoughts of Joseph Heller about things like life and choice as expressed through Yossarian.
- How the names of the characters explain the characters.