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the-tin-drum-gunter-grassAgnes, Chapter 3hen little Oskar is three years old,we’ll give him a tin drum.Sources: BBC World Service, Encyclopaedia Britannica, Peeling the Onion by Günter GrassCopyright © 2017 Course Hero, Inc.Manipulation vs. GrowthOskar manipulates people until he decides its time to grow.Family Life & HomeOskars parentage and loyalty to his family are questionable.Nazism & German GuiltLike many Germans, Oskar watches Nazi violence but feels guilt later.ThemesGrocer; married to Agnes; spends time cooking, working, or attending Nazi Party activitiesAlfred MatzerathPolish postal clerk; loves his cousin Agnes; sides with the Poles against the NazisJan BronskiOskars mother; married to Matzerath but loves Jan; has Oskar with either Jan or MatzerathAgnes KoljaiczekGrowth-stunted boy born with the mind of an adult; narcissistic, unreliable narratorOskar MatzerathMain CharactersMuch of Grasss work draws from his experience growing up in Nazi-occupied Poland as the son of a German father, as well as the shame of having been in the SS (a fact he did not reveal until 2006). He wrote The Tin Drum as a criticism of Germanys susceptibility to fascism and its role in the Holocaust.GÜNTER GRASS19272015AuthorOskar becomes famous, redeems himself through his drumming, and is put in an asylum.Book 3Oskar gets Jan shot by Nazis, gets Maria pregnant, and gets Matzerath killed.Book 2Oskar gets a tin drum from his family, stops growing, and loses his tin drum supplier to Kristallnacht.Book 1A dark and absurdist satire about the behavior of Germans during WWII, The Tin Drum is the story of Oskar Matzerath. Born in late 1920s Danzig, Oskar refuses to grow past the age of three, talks with the aid of a tin drum, screams to shatter glass, and manipulates everyone around him.The BoyWho WouldntGrow UpOVERVIEWGermanOriginal Language1959Year Publishednter GrassAuthorThe Tin DrumSatireNovel

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