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.
Although the movie may be incredibly ironic in a few specific instances, the book contains a plethora of ironic events that also accentuate Bruno’s childishness and naivety. A profound example of this is exhibited when Bruno thinks to himself that, “ . . . he did like stripes and he felt increasingly fed up that he had to wear trousers and shirts and ties and shoes that were too tight for him when Shmuel and his friends got to wear striped pajamas all day long” (155).
One such example is how Gretel, upon learning about the war and after having propaganda thrust upon her, ends up getting rid of her dolls and talks more about the war. She becomes more standoffish and bigoted which showed how easily the Nazis managed to brainwash people into believing the lies through propaganda and repetition. It also affects Bruno as Herr Liszt tells him that “I think Bruno if you ever find a nice Jew, you 'd be the best explorer in the world.” Which causes Bruno to realise that adults are not always right as he knows that there are nice Jews because Shmuel was kind to him. I think the change in Gretel was interesting as it took her good aspects as a character and twisted them, making it more horrifying for her when she realised the regime she believed in was responsible for her brother’s
With Willy, there is a flashback sequence of his memories as he talks with Linda in the kitchen about bills that need to be paid and how the other salesmen don’t take him serious and laugh at him. As Linda, being the loving wife, goes to support Willy and deny his accusations, we see Willy thinking about his time with another woman while he was out in the city doing work, instead he is having an affair. This is the first we see of Willy’s memories at play meddling with his daily life. From this we learn that Willy is not only an unfaithful husband, he is also a liar to his wife and his kids. Yet we also see another side of Willy in this particular scene with Linda.
Though very different in subject, Shusterman uses the same literary techniques to show that it is his writing, and to move the plot forward and express the themes he wants to showcase. Just as left-behind fingerprints can be used to find people, Neal Shusterman leaves behind literary “fingerprints” in his novels, such as allusion, so that the reader can identify his writing. For example, he alludes the well-known movie, The Wizard of Oz. On page six of Full Tilt, Blake mentions that he “still can’t watch that movie without getting a sick feeling in [his] stomach, like it’s [his] own house spinning inside of a tornado.” This is used to explain that Blake feels like his family and home has become a chaotic mess. Another time that Shusterman alludes The Wizard of Oz is on page 194.
Thurber and Stiller’s works share some similarities; and of course, they differ from one another at length. The most recognizable similitude I can point out is that both creations use the idea of a man constantly daydreaming to escape from reality, but this notion is also so differently deal in each production. The short story is more about how Walter is unsatisfied with his mundane life, and how he uses his imagination to feel fulfilled. On the other hand, the movie also put this issue as a center idea, however the main theme, in my opinion, is about not letting routine and responsibilities to lose the purpose of life; it is about the journey of finding yourself. Continuing with the most noticeable differences, we have that the written story does not
“The list is an absolute good,” Stern tells Schindler “The list is life. All around its margins lies the gulf.” Schindler’s List is a brilliant film about a tragic event in history. Schindler’s List does not, however, create an accurate depiction of what it was really like in Europe (Germany and Poland) during the time of the Holocaust. However, Schindler’s List did follow the novel that it's based on well. Schindler's List also appealed to ethos, logos, and pathos to create something beautiful out of something ugly.
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.
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?
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. In the novel, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne, the historical setting of Nazi Germany is of key importance. Although the novel is fictional having it set during a time period of such significance, such as Germany under the Nazi regime, gives a sense of reality to the book. This is important as this connects readers to the plot line as they understand the setting. This setting is interesting as it was a terrible point of history, filled with hatred, fear and bigotry.