Shmuel’s wants to work with animals in a zoo; we can infer that he and the other prisoners are currently being treated like animals. Shmuel knows who Bruno’s father is, and sees him as a frightening and hateful figure but doesn’t want to start a fight with Bruno, so doesn’t mention what his Father nor Lieutenant Kotler pledge. Shmuel still does little to correct Bruno’s perceptions of reality. Bruno is truly an innocent little boy.
In the boy in striped pyjamas author, John Boyne took the approach of writing this novel with the point of view of a naïve young child. This was done very well throughout the book. The repetition used during the novel was there to indicate that something essential or relevant to the storyline was near. Another aspect used by John Boyne was the innocence on a child, how open minded they’re and the point no one is born a racist. Small hints were dropped during the books this was due to the little education about the horrific times that were happening.
Martin Luther King once said “I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colour of their skin but by the content of their character”. Racism is the intentional act of antagonism against someone of a different race/culture based on the belief that one’s own race is more superior. This problem is major in the society today, it doesn’t matter if you’re black, Caucasian or Asian it can affect you. Racism is such a big issue that it has made it has made it into many films some being; Remember the Titans (2000) and The Boy in Striped Pyjamas (2008). These films are all thriving for one outcome and that is to change the minds of all citizens about racism and end discrimination.
War is a difficult situation that affects all sides of it. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne captures this feeling and tells the tale of two young boys with a forbidden friendship. There is conflict present in multiple dimensions in this story between a literary sense and the sense of the world itself. The literary man versus fate and man versus self conflict provoke obstacles that would be difficult for anyone to face, let alone two nine year-olds. That being said, they would put on the typical child-like invincibility and try to defy the odds of said obstacles.
As young children, we are taught to always obey our superiors, and this holds true for Bruno and his family in The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. When Bruno’s father, a highly-ranked Nazi commandant, informs the family that they are moving, he fails to tell them that they will be living next to a concentration camp. As the truth unfolds, the family members are forced to make difficult decisions and show where their loyalties lie. Ralf, the father, and Gretel, the sister, choose to remain obedient to their superiors. Elsa, the mother, chooses to go against the others, and it causes strife within the family.
Why are people sad and weak when they go through a rough time? For most people, it can be hard to get through harsh situations or conflict especially when they are at war or being sent to a different country. While many people had suffered through many events, some managed to get and survive through the situation that they were put in. Bravery is one of the best ways to respond to conflict. This shows that a person has enough courage to face the fears that are right in their way.
Night Essay Ever wondered what it must feel like to be in the holocaust with your family? In the book Night, written by Elie Wiesel, Wiesel gives you a pretty good idea of what his relationship with his father was like during the horrific experience. In the book the Jewish family was deported to one of the deadliest concentration camps during world war II. Once arrived at the camp the family is separated.
Conflicts can arise in many situations, but overcoming these obstacles is another conflict in itself. Just as in reality, there are many types of conflicts depicted in fictional stories; even the ones that cannot be controlled; and several ways that the characters attempt to overcome them. In the historical fiction novel, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, the main character, Bruno, experiences multiple conflicts. This novel is about Bruno's life, a naive nine year old, who came from an important and wealthy German family during the Holocaust. The Holocaust was a time period in World War II in which the Nazi Germans discriminated against Jews and killed millions of them throughout Germany as well as other countries in Europe.
“Friendship has been described as the most holy bond of society”. I agree with this quote because friendship I believe that everyone has that one important person in their life. That one person that means a lot to them. I got the chance to read “Boy in the Striped Pajamas”. I think the book is sweet the reason for that is because as both boys meet up they talk about things they don't normally tell anyone else.