Irony In The Boy In The Striped Pajamas

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In the book, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, the book is about the holocaust, seen through a little boy’s eyes. This little boy meets his only friend for life, but he comes to find out that he is jewish and they are supposed to be enemies.In the end they spend thier last moments together, they break every rule but stay friends theought all the hardships of the holocaust.Throughout the book there are several examples of dramtic irony. There is evidence that the dramatic irony makes the story much more powerful. Dramatic irony is: irony that is important in speeches or a situation understood by the audience but not by the character(s).
In the book the main character, Bruno, is young and ignorant of what's going on around him. When he meets his friend from the other side of the fence, he can not comprehend why they must be separated by the fences. Since Bruno is rich and spoiled, he does not know how it feels to have nothing, like the jews. For example on page 207 “As it turned out, all the things that he thought might be there-weren’t.” “And not only was
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Just as Bruno slips under the barb-wire it starts to rain and as they look in their “cabin”, they are forced into a march. Bruno believes that this march is to get him and his newbest friend for life out of the rain.¨the whistles blew again, and this time the group of people, which must have numbered around a hundred, started to march slowly together, Bruno and Shmuel still held together in the center.¨(page 212) Not only does this show how spoiled Bruno is, thinking he is marching to get out of the rain, it show his innocents as a little boy who can not grasp the idea of going on a death march.This make the story more powerful, because Bruno has just overlooked what we know is going to
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