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The Tin Drum Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 11, No Wonder Summary

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Chapter 11, No Wonder Summary

Mama suspects Oskar's power to break glass is related to the mysterious thefts in Danzig. She also realizes that Jan must have stolen the ruby necklace, perhaps with Oskar's help. "No doubt it was her association with Jan Bronski, the stolen necklace, the delicious misery of an adulterous woman's life, that made her lust after sacraments." Mama continues to take Oskar to the city on Thursday to share her guilt. In addition, she begins to take him to the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic church with her on Saturdays, while Mama makes her confession.

Oskar still remembers his baptism at the church. Father Wiehnke blew into Oskar's face three times to drive out Satan, but Oskar is convinced that he remains. Afterwards, the tiny Oskar mentally asks his inner Satan if he survived the ordeal intact. Satan can only exclaim over the beauty and...

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