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The Tin Drum - Study Guide Chapter 8, The Stockturm Long -Distance Song Effects Summary & Analysis

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Oskar's psychiatrist, the Frau Dr. Hornstatter, claims he was isolated as a child. Oskar admits that with drumming and his studies, he had little time to play with the neighborhood children, whom he calls little cannibals. In the courtyard between apartment buildings, were racks for beating the carpets every Tuesday and Friday. When carpets were not being beaten, the children played on the racks. One day the children pretend to make soup in a discarded pot. The soup ingredients include brick dust, water and frogs. Oskar watches as each of the children in turn urinates into the pot. Frightened, Oskar tries to run away. The children catch him and make him drink a spoonful of the vile soup. From that point on, Oskar avoids the neighbor children and accompanies his mother on errands beyond the...

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