Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Oskar seems to have the ability to influence people with the sound of his tin drum and his voice. During the Nazi rally, he plays his tin drum and takes control of the rally, curbing the violence. Then his scream shatters glass. He uses the scream to help people steal from shop windows for awhile. He claims that it helps them realize their true natures since most of them will steal from the shop. When Oskar plays on the tin drum he influences people with his music, often times reducing them to tears and sometimes bringing out their anger. I think Oskar's music on the tin drum (which is a form of magical realism in itself) is a representation of the power of art to influence people. Art means not just music and vocals, but all forms - music, song, writing, theater, and paintings. Art has the ability to give rise to emotions in people and, with powerful art, move people into action. Art in propaganda was a huge part of the Nazi regime - and in any country's war movement.
Posted by Linz A at 4:15 PM