Boy In The Striped Pajamas

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The novel, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, by John Boyne is about a young German boy named Bruno who moves due to his father promotion to becoming a Commandant (level in the military), to a concentration camp. In what I’ve read thus far, I think the most significant part is when Bruno describes the people in the camps: “[everyone was] wearing the same clothes as each other: a pair of grey striped pajamas with a grey striped cap on their heads” (38 Boyne). Bruno does not comprehend the situation as he describes the people in the camps as “other children [who did not look] at all friendly” (26 Boyne). Since the book is being written in third person limited, it puts the reader in a position in which they have to infer what is truly going on; not

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