Aside from the fact that Oskar is a lunatic, it seams quite rational that he’d like to crawl back into the cradle or his mother’s womb. Living through the terrors of World War II, Who wouldn’t want to escape back into their innocence? If I lived throughout the holocaust and Nazi Germany, I know that I’d want to escape. By refusing to grow up and banging on his tin drum, Oskar can, in ways, avoid the realities of the war. However, it becomes inevitable to completely avoid and isolate himself from the world. Therefor, he is often forced to cope with reality and the world in which he lives.