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The Tin Drum - Study Guide Chapter 6, The Schedule Summary & Analysis

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Oskar's friend Klepp spends weeks devising a schedule for the upcoming year while devouring sausage and lentils. This confirms Oskar's theory that dreamers are also gluttons. The schedule is devoted primarily to lying in bed, contemplation, coffee in bed and flute playing in bed. However, going to the movies, and drinking beer on Saturday evening are also included. Two other items on the agenda are a half hour of discreet propaganda for the Communist Party several times per week, and forty-five minutes of hygiene with a girl, followed by coffee and cake.

Oskar's first experience with a schedule was Kindergarten, which he loved. Unfortunately, his Kindergarten days ended when his cousin Stephen Bronski, just a few months younger than Oskar, was beaten by another boy for being a Polack. The teacher recommends that Stephen, not the bully, be expelled from school. Oskar does...

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