The Boy in the Striped Pajamas I read The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, written by John Boyne, This book is about the holocaust, it’s a very sad story about what happened way back. During world war 2, 8 year old Bruno and his family left their house too move close to the concentration camp. The reason they moved is because, there father has just become commanded. One day Bruno was lonely and decided too wander out behind his house, He came upon a boy whose name is shumule, a jewish boy his age. Though a barbed wire fence separated them, they became really good friends, a as some would say a forbidden friendship.
The story is brief, but the meaning is long lasting, The Boy In the Striped Pajamas. The novel written by John Boyne and the film directed by Mark Herman, inspires people to not conform to others’ expectations. Both the film and the novel discuss the tragic ignorant stricken life of a young boy, Bruno, and his family. While the novel and the film follow the same plot line the two stories have some key differences; some of them being in the: themes, settings, and characters. To begin, the novel and the film present themes of friendship and blindly following authority, which readers later discover affect the story’s plot.
Bruno is powerful character who appeared as the main character in the novel The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. My first impression of this character was that he is spoilt, selfish and that he only thinks about himself. My final impression of Bruno is that he has changed a lot because he helped a friend by risking his life into something that he did not have to do. Bruno is a very important character because he is the main character of the book and that he has changed the most. Bruno represents a boy who is very naïve about the war.
John Boyne's remark on the holocaust through a nine-year-old kid named Bruno in the novel Boy in Striped night robe he said that: "I trusted that the main conscious path for me to manage this subject was through the eyes of a tyke and especially through the eyes of a fairly gullible kid who couldn't in any way, shape or form comprehend the appalling things that were occurring around him. All things considered, just the casualties and survivors can genuinely grasp the terribleness of that time and place; whatever remains of us live on the opposite side of the wall, gazing through from our own particular agreeable spot, attempting in our own particular awkward approach to comprehend it all" the best stories about the holocaust have been composed by those to survived it, there is a uniqueness to their written work which hard to comprehend without encountering it. Holocaust was an incredible catastrophe which causes more noteworthy issue. One question hard to answer is what's with the kids? Why they are engaging?
Sid’s character shows more of a kind and innocent boy but on the inside, he is very mischievous and mean-spirited. On the other hand, we have Tom who is adventurous and considered a troublemaker but he is a warm-hearted individual. A reason why they are the opposite is because of their beliefs. Sid likes church and thinks it’s a place to learn, but Tom can’t stand it and would rather be free. In the book, it explains “ Sunday-school -- a place that Tom hated with his whole heart; but Sid and Mary were fond of it.” (Twain 23).
In 1960, a teacher was fired from school for assigning the book to a class. In 1976, a legislative hearing in Oklahoma City involved a group wanting to stop a bookseller from vending the book. The book has been considered to be one of the most ‘challenged books’ till date. Upon its publication, the reviewer for The New York Times attempted, poorly, to imitate Holden Caulfield's grammatically challenged speech patterns: "This Salinger, he's a short-story guy. And he knows how to write about kids.
John Boyne’s story, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, tells the tale of an incredible friendship between two eight-year old boys during the Holocaust. One of the boys is Bruno, the son of an important German commander who is put in charge of Auschwitz Camp, and the other is Shmuel, a Jewish boy inside the camp. Throughout the story their forbidden friendship grows, and the two boys unknowingly break the incredible racial boundaries of the time. They remain best friends until Bruno goes under the fence to help Shmuel find his father when they are both killed in the gas showers of the camp. By comparing and contrasting supporting characters, irony, and the themes in the movie and the book, it is clear that the movie, The Boy in the Striped
He got angry because she was saying how it wasn’t possible for it to happen so quickly and Charlie just wanted to prove her wrong. On page 366, Fanny says, “that I don’t think there’s something mighty strange about you, Charlie. Them changed. I don’t know. You used to be a good, dependable, ordinary man-- not too bright maybe, but honest.
There was no suitable reaction to this partly because they were in a state but also because of negligence and carelessness about the Jews. Not to mention that even those countries had people who were spreading the anti-Semitic propaganda at the very same time. 2.2.2. Western Apathy during Holocaust: Starting in 1942 till 1945, USA and the rest of the allies turned a blind eye towards holocaust. They perfectly knew what was happening and had the resources and power to help too, but they didn’t.
Seeing this por kid made me thankful that my wound i can cover up to try and forget this horrible place but when this boy will look in the mirror he will no longer recognise hi self. He’s a good kid he was joking with Dorothy that maybe it will scar in a cool flame patten the joke is to make her to feel better not him. We get to talking his name is tony and he has always got his book in arms reach like a bible only its not a bible i think it is what gives him comfort in the same way a smoke is to me. Tony tells me how it was a book he was meant to read for school but never wanted to till he got drafted and finslly read it and since has read it a hundred times over. I guess it reminds him of what he was and about the safe sense security that was school with order and rules.