The Tin Drum Summary
Günter Grass

Everything you need to understand or teach The Tin Drum by Günter Grass.

  • The Tin Drum Summary & Study Guide
  • 1 Encyclopedia Article
  • 10 Literature Criticisms
  • 1 Book Notes
  • ...and more
  • 30 The Tin Drum Lessons
  • 20 Activities
  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
  • 20 Essay Questions
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  • ...and more

The Tin Drum Summary

The Tin Drum is a fable of the mythical and diminutive Oskar Matzerath's life in the free city of Danzig, Germany during World War II. Oskar is a mythical figure, perfectly cognizant from the moment he is born. At his birth, Oskar's mother announces that at the age of three he will be given a drum. His father proclaims that at maturity, Oskar will inherit the family business, a small grocery...

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