The Boy In The Striped Pajamas Analysis

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The main characters in The Boy in the Striped Pajamas are Bruno, Shmuel, Gretel, Bruno’s mother, and Bruno’s father. Bruno is the protagonist of the story, he is nine years old, German, and is short. He used to have hair but it was shaved as a result of lice. Bruno is very curious and this can be seen through all of his exploring. He is also nice, he gave Shmuel food because he saw how skinny he was. Bruno is also smart, he figured out how to get over the fence, and covered up the fact that he was seeing Shmuel. Bruno is also sheltered and naive, he has a maid, people cooking for him and doing things for him, he didn’t even know where Poland was. Throughout the story Bruno never understood what was happening on the other side of the fence. Gretel had to explain to him that the people were Jews, and his father told him that the people on the other side of the fence, weren’t people at all. Bruno is important to the story, because without him, none of the adventures would occur, the book would show the cruel Germans; but with Bruno in the story we saw war life from a little boy’s perspective. Bruno made the story progress with his kindness and caring for others. Without him we wouldn 't have learned about Pavel or Maria’s past, and the story would just be about how a family moved next door to Auschwitz. Another main character is Shmuel. Shmuel is a nine year old, he has grey looking skin, brown eyes, is skinny, wears the same striped pajamas everyday, and Shmuel also
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