John Boyne's Relationship Between Bruno And Gretel

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What caused John Boyne to write this particular book? Tip: If you don’t remember the class discussion, you can look online. (30 pts.)----John Boyne would wrote a book like this because he wanted to inform the readers about the importance of the holocaust and the concentration camps. He also wanted to express and show what can really happen in in real life situations. He also wanted to give the readers a mental picture of what it would have really been like to live near a concentration camp or even live in one. The writer might have first got the interest in the holocaust if he found out that he had family members involved in this time. Describe the relationship between Bruno and Gretel? What kind of characters is each of them? (40 pts.) -----Bruno and Gretel have a crazy relationship. In the beginning of the book Bruno and Gretel argue, fuss, and fight a lot. When things start going downhill in their house, they start loving and appreciating each other more. When Bruno finds the camp through his window, him and Gretel have a long bonding talk about what he sees and why it was there. By the end of the book Bruno…show more content…
But in this novel, the narrator uses dark, solemn puns like “Out-With” and “Fury” to convey certain meanings. Bruno is simply mispronouncing the real words, but the author is clearly asking the reader to consider a double meaning to these words. Discuss the use of this wordplay as a literary device. What is the narrator trying to convey to the reader? How do these puns further communicate the horror of the situation? (60 pts.)------He tries to convey the reader that Out-WIth really is Auschwitz and that the Fury is really Adolf Hitler. The puns make this situation more horrific because Out-With is really Auschwitz which was a concentration camp that was killing about 6 million people. Fury make it more horrific too because Bruno does not know who he really is and what he is doing to those innocent

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