Friday, August 31, 2012
Oskar's motives against Jesus
Oskar appears in the novel to mimic some of the qualities of Satan. Just like Satan, Oskar goes against God when he challenges Jesus telling him he cannot play the drum. Oskar does whatever he can to go against Jesus and the Church throughout his visits in the novel. Oskar feels as if he is unique from others and better than Jesus. He struggles with good and bad. His music first seduces people, but eventually brings out their anger. Oskar can snap and scream at any minute and cause destruction to glass. Just like Satan, Oskar attempts to first seduce people but then his true motives always seem to come out.