The Boy In The Striped Pajamas Film Analysis

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The majority of movies stay true to their previously written novel, but this is not the case for the novel and film of The Boy In the Striped Pajamas. The mediums of The Boy In the Striped Pajamas are about a young boy named Bruno who moves from Berlin to Out-With (Auschwitz). As he goes exploring, Bruno “discovers” a boy his age named Shmuel. Sadly, the boys are separated by a large fence. What Bruno does not know though, is that that fence is there to divide his people from Shmuel’s because of their vastly different ways. While that is the main focus of both pieces, the novel The Boy In The Striped Pajamas is evidently different to its movie counterpart, and these distinctions can be seen through characterization, plot, and setting. To begin, the mother’s characterization changed drastically from the film to the book. In the novel, the mother was merely a background character who never failed to agree with the father. This can be seen when the grandmother is mad at Ralf (the father) for becoming a nazi but the mother backs him up saying, “But Nathalie, don’t you think Ralf looks handsome in his new uniform?” (Boyne 92). This shows that the mother will agree with whatever the father does, even if there are excellent reasons not to. This also shows what an undeveloped character the mother is because she just seems like a typical housewife with not much depth to her. Seeing that the mother was a very non-progressive character in the novel, this can greatly contrast to the
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