The Boy In The Striped Pajamas Analysis

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I think the book title for ‘The Boy in the Striped Pajamas’ is fitting. The main character, Bruno has a friend, Shmuel, who is a Jewish prisoner in Auschwitz. Shmuel wears what Bruno thinks is striped pajamas, when in reality Shmuel is wearing a striped uniform( as Jewish prisoners wore during the Holocaust). Since the story is in Bruno 's perspective, the title is fitting as Bruno assumes Shmuel is ‘The Boy in the Striped Pajamas’. Also, the title adds on to Bruno’s innocence and tells the reader that Bruno doesn’t know what’s happening around him. In the book, it clearly sends a message that Bruno doesn’t have the slightest clue about what’s happening around him ( such as the Holocaust, the Nazis, etc...). He mispronounces the Führer ( Adolf Hitler dictated Germany at the time and earned the title Führer; Bruno pronounces it as the ‘Fury’) , Auschwitz ( Auschwitz was the the largest of the Nazi concentration and death camps; Bruno pronounces it the ‘Out-With’. Bruno isn’t aware of the concentration camps and what the Nazis do to Jewish people ( He doesn’t understand why Shmuel doesn’t play activities such as football and why Shmuel is on the other side of the fence. He also mistakens the striped uniforms that Shmuel and all Jewish prisoners wear as striped pajamas. So, the title ‘ The Boy in the Striped Pajamas’ adds on to Bruno’s unawareness of what’s happening around him. ‘ The Boy in the Striped Pajamas’ is a historical fiction book written by John Boyne. The
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