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CHAPTER 33: NATELY’S WHORE
Yossarian is in Rome. He searches for Luciana, but is unable to find her and satisfies his physical desires by visiting other whores. Meanwhile Nately’s prostitute is being held captive by some high-ranking officers. Nately, Yossarian, and their companions go to the officer’s apartment to rescue her. They throw the officer’s clothes out into the street and take Nately’s love away with them.
Nately is extremely possessive. He does not want her to be seen naked even by her friends, who have already seen her naked countless times. He also wants her to give up prostitution, but she will not comply with him.
Yossarian’s lust for women is once again on display. While Yossarian yearns for many different women, Nately yearns for one. Nately is so much in love with her that he actually believes that he can reform her and make her give up her trade. He cannot accept the reality of the situation. His girl is a prostitute who sometimes works for twenty-four hours at a time. Though she likes Nately, she will not give up her profession.