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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
Transcript of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
This story is a heart warming tale of two little boys who meet in a unlikely place at an unlikely time of prosperity and hatred
by: John Boyne
Bruno: The main character with a love for exploring
Gretel: To Bruno "the hopeless case" also Bruno's older sister with an additude
Shmuel: "The boy in the striped pajamas" also a Jew
Father: A high honored man in the German army with lots at his command
Mother: A woman who hates where she has moved and hates what her husband is doing to other people
Bruno is a happy kid living in 1942 a hatred time and in a place of hatred but to a 9-year old kid everything is happy and everyone is happy
Before Bruno has to move from Berlin he is happier than a pig with mud until he notices that things are changing. He has to turn off all the lights in his house once the sun goes down and he has to move for his fathers work.
Bruno loves it here friends and family both live here.
Bruno hates it here
everything about it
disgusts him until he sees the
fence out side his window it
and intrigues him
Inciting Force and Rising Actions
Inciting Force: The Fury comes to Bruno's house for dinner
Bruno moves to "Out-With" and he hates it.
Bruno goes on an adventure and meets Shumel (the boy in the Striped Pajamas) at the fence.
Bruno meets Shmuel at the fence everyday and they become friends.
Father announces that Bruno, Mother, and Gretal are moving back to Berlin.
Bruno thinks of one last adventure
Bruno meets up with Shmuel for the last time and Shmuel hands him a pair of striped pajamas.
Bruno goes in disguise as a Jew and goes under the fence to help Shmuel find his father.
Bruno v.s. Father
Bruno v.s. Fury
Sadly Bruno and Shmuel were marched into a gas chamber and were never seen again.
Bruno's father loses his popularity and mother and Gretel miss him very badly and are never the same again.
You can love who ever you want no matter what other people tell you. Your friendship will thrive.
This part in the book almost made me cry. I love how the author makes you infer of what happened to Bruno and Shmuel. Also in other places in the book the author made you think about what's happening (unlike some other books when it just tells you). In the beginning you don't know what time this story takes place in until you get to the middle of the book which is another instance when you have to infer. Unlike most books this one will surprise you. I was taken away when Bruno was killed and I really didn't see that coming. This book was very sad but worth it. Also this passage showed their friendship to one another and that really touched my heart.
- The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
"You're my best friend Shmuel" he said. "My best friend for life."
Shmuel may well have opened his mouth to say something back, but Bruno never heard it because of at that moment there was a loud gasp from all the marchers who had filled the room, as the door at the front was suddenly closed and a loud metallic sound rang though from the outside.
And then the room went very dark and somehow, despite the chaos that followed, Bruno found that he was still holding Shmuel's hand in his own and nothing in the world would have persuaded him to let go."
I gave this book four stars because it was a great book with a lot of thinking required and may be a little confusing to not as skilled readers and is a great resource to those who want to learn more about this time period of history.
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