The Boy in Striped Pyjamas

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The Boy in Striped Pyjamas

Summary of Novel

The Boy in Striped Pajamas is about a boy named Bruno who is moves to the outshirts of town with his family due to his fathers job. Bruno doesn't enjoy the new home but when he looks out his window he sees a "farm" thats fenced. He then explores the fence and meets a boy. Bruno meets Shmuel and they become very close friends. Shmuel tells Bruno how he was taken from his home and how the men are mean to them and that his Bruno's father is in charge of it all, but Bruno doesn't believe that his father could do these evil things. One day Shumel can't find his father and so Shmuel and Bruno plan on Bruno coming on the other side of the fence to help look for Shumels father. When Bruno goes on the other side of the fence to help Shmuel he realizes that the men are horrible to them. The soldier's then tell them to walk and they walk in the pouring rain till' they get to a buliding. When Bruno and Shumel get inside the building with the rest of the people, all Bruno remembers is holding Shmuels hand. And then everything went black.

When Bruno and Shmuel are in the gas chamber.

Father, Lieutenant Kotler, Hitler.


Berlin, Germany 1940'sConcentration campWWII

Point of View

Thrid Person Limited.

Bruno, Shmuel.

Author; John Boyne




Serious, and depressing.



Love other people no matter what the cost.


Powerful Passage

Bruno's father works at the concentration camp Auschwitz and his son ends up getting killed in a gas chamber.

When Bruno and Shmuel die in the gas chambers and Brunos father realizes that what he's doing is horrible.

"...Of course all this happened a long time ago and nothing like that could ever happen again. Not in this day and age."

Powerful Passage

"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.


"The Boy in Striped Pajamas"




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