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The Tin Drum - Study Guide Chapter 7, Rasputin and the Alphabet Summary & Analysis

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Oskar never returned to school. Instead, Mama amused herself by constantly reproaching Matzerath about the trap door left open. Oskar, however, was eager to learn to read. Oskar decides if he can't attend school he needs a private tutor. He tries to persuade his Aunt Hedwig or Sister Inge, the nurse, without success. Mr. Meyn is a drunken trumpet player with four cats who lives under the eaves in the apartment house. Oskar plays with him from time to time, but the man keeps falling asleep every time Oskar asks him about the alphabet. Mr. Greff, the scout leader and greengrocer, is not eager to teach Oskar, although he has many magazines with pictures of half-naked young men in athletic pursuits. Greff, a frustrated amateur inventor, is preoccupied with disagreements with the Bureau of Weights and Measures.

Finally, Oskar...

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