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Topics for Discussion

Is Oskar Matzerath a reliable narrator? Why or why not?

Oskar insists that he had sex with his stepmother Maria, and is actually the father of his half-brother Kurt. This allegation is denied by Maria, and the male nurse Bruno. Do you believe Oskar's version of events?

Oskar has a talent for drumming and a magical ability to shatter glass with his voice. How does he use these talents?

What are some of the crimes Oskar commits, or assists in committing?

Do you believe Oskar killed Sister Dorothea? Why, or why not?

If Oskar didn't kill Sister Dorothea, why does he worship the severed finger in the jar?

Gunter Grass presents a view of artists as grotesque, physically and spiritually stunted people who act immaturely, are immoral and avoid responsibility. Do you agree? Why or why not?

What is the relationship between Matzerath, his wife Agnes and...

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