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The Boy in the Striped pajamas

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Katie Wilgus

on 11 October 2012

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Summary The true story about "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas" is about when Bruno (the main character) returns home from school one day, he discovers that his belongings are being packed in crates. His father has received a promotion and the family must move from their home to a new house far far away, where there is no one to play with and nothing to do. A tall fence running alongside stretches as far as Bruno could see and cuts him off from the strange people he can see in the distance.

But Bruno decides that there must be more to this new place than meets the eye. While exploring his new environment, he meets another boy whose life is very different to his own, and their meeting results in a friendship that has consequences. Bruno decides to go where his friend Shmuel lives, but quickly finds out that it was a bad idea. Exposition The main character is Bruno, who is a little German boy at the age of 8-9. When he grows up he wants to be an explorer. His three-best-friends-for-life are Daniel, Martin, and Karle, in till he meets Shmues, who had a lot in common with Bruno (he thinks). Characters Shmues is a little Jewish boy on the other side of the fence as Bruno, which happens to be Bruno's exact age. Shmuel is very quiet, and wants to work in a zoo. Gretel is Bruno's sister, known as the "hopeless case". This 12 year old girl loves dolls, even though Bruno doesn't. Gretel enjoys showing off in front of people, like Lieutenant Kotler. Before leaving outwith she had three best friends; Hilda, Isabel, and Louise. Lieutenant Kurt Kotler is a harsh Nazi lieutenant who constantly flirts with the commandant's daughter, Gretel. He is very rude and brutal. Due to his harshness Bruno and Shumues are quiet scared of him. Pictures of characters are from the movie Maria is the family made. She is very quiet and doesn't talk to much. Ralf is the commandant of the camp. Although a loving father, he is quite a harsh commandant. He is the father of Bruno and Gretel. Elsa is a very good mother, and does not agree with Nazism, although she never speaks out. Elsa is Bruno's mother. she is an ordinary mother that loves her kids. During the end of the book she starts to hate being at Outwith so she decides to leave . Setting The main setting of the story is at "outwith ". Outwith is the house that Bruno's family , and a bunch of other soldiers where transferred to. Outwith is in Germany right next to the ghetto, where Shmues lives. The Family and other soldiers lived there because it was right next to the ghetto, and all the soldiers would work there. The soldiers where Nazis (the Nazis where on Hitlers side).The setting took place in the early to mid 1900's. Conflict The main conflict in the story is that Bruno and Shmuel are friends when they are not supposed to be. Bruno is the son of a nazi commander and Shmuel is a Jew so they are not supposed to know each other. Bruno really doesn't understand that he isn't supposed to go over to see Shmuel and there may be some consequents. Prezi By: Kaitlyn Wilgus Rising Action The rising action is when Bruno's mother
doesn't want to live at outwith anymore, and Bruno goes to visit Shmues in his side of the gate.Bruno must wear the striped pajamas just like Shmues. Climax The climax of the story is when Bruno Crawls under the gate to go to the ghetto where Shmues lives. Bruno realizes that going under the gate was a bad idea. Quickly after crawling under the gate Bruno realizes that it was a bad idea because the soldiers (his fathers soldiers) where forcing several 100 men and boys to go into the gas chamber. :( Falling Action The falling action of the boy in the striped pajamas is when he dies in the gas chamber. Bruno didn't really understand what was going on and it was very scary for him. When this happened Bruno's mother finally found out about what happened to her son, and cried for a long time. Resolution The resolution of the story is when
Bruno's parents move out of the house
"out with and Bruno's father quiets the SS. Theme The theme of the story was all about the Holocaust. The Nazis hated the Jews and decided that they wanted to kill All of them. Theme #1 Theme #2 The theme of the story is prejudges because the Nazis didn't like the Jews only because they where Jews. All or most of the Nazis didn't even know the Jews, they just decided that they hate them. Literary Elements An example a Literary Element that was used in "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas" was when Bruno called called his sister a "hopeless case." Calling someone a hopeless is a Metaphor Another Example of a Literary Element that was use in "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas" is a simile. "There was the fact that he never smiled and always looked as if he was trying to find somebody to cut out, he just hadn't had his growth spurt yet" was an example found in the book. For Watching the
"The Boy in the Striped Pajamas" By Katie Wilgus
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