The Tin Drum | Study Guide

Günther Grass

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The Tin Drum | Character Map

Spouses Lovers and cousins Possible father Second wife Aunt Grandmother Uncle and possible father Mother Mother Mother Keeper Possible father Caretaker and lover Oskar Matzerath Man with stunted growth; manipulative drummer Jan Bronski Polish postal worker; afraid of everything except sex Agnes Koljaiczek Kashubian woman; has a high libido Alfred Matzerath Practical but dim grocer; traditional Nazi party member Anna Koljaiczek Bronski Grandmotherly potato seller; wears four skirts Maria Truczinski Protective shop assistant; easily seduced Bruno Münsterberg Keeper of an insane asylum; creates knotted artwork Kurt Bratty little boy; throws rocks
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