Oskar Matzerath: Relatability Of A Psychopath

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Tessica Martin
Professor Priscilla Layne
German 265
6 December 2017
Relatability of a Psychopath Tin Drum is an eerie, one of a kind film based on the life of a young German boy, Oskar Matzerath in. Throughout the film, viewers follow Oskar’s journey during World War II Nazi Germany where he encounters numerous obstacles and awkward encounters. In the controversial story based on Gunter Grass’s novel, Tin Drum has stirred up numerous individuals and caused a great uproar (Fitzpatrick, 61). In the film Tin Drum, viewers are questioned why and how they feel sympathetic towards the anti-hero protagonist. This is exemplified by Oskar’s desire to fit in and fear of growing up.
The film is based in the city of Danzig in 1939, right before World
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The evidence above further concludes my argument that in the film Tin Drum, viewers are questioned why and how they feel sympathetic towards the anti-hero protagonist. This is exemplified by Oskar’s desire to fit in and fear of growing up. By feeling empathy for Oskar the film pushes viewers to get out of their comfort zone and put themselves in the life of someone they never imagined: a psychopathic, sexualized dwarf. In order for viewers to feel sympathetic towards Oskar, they must first be able to relate to him, which many individuals are unable to do, which is understandable. After watching the film the first time I would have never come to this conclusion but after much thought and digging deeper into the subject I feel it is a valid …show more content…
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