The Boy in the Striped Pajamas: Before the Dark Hour of Reason Grows

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A quote from the boy in the striped pyjamas

“Childhood is measured out by sounds and smells and sights, before the dark hour of reason grows.” This quote states that when you are a kid you do not know much about reason or understand sarcasm and things like that and so the other part of the quote means that instead of reason a child understands only what they see for themselves of what people have told them.

This quote is not appropriate for the film because in the film Bruno goes and see a film clip made by the Germans as a joke. And even after seeing it, all the men in the room are laughing about it he still did not understand what was actually going on. So this quote is not appropriate because as the quote says, “childhood is measured out by sounds and smells and sights,” and Bruno is not the only child in the movie. Bruno’s sister is only a little bit older than him and she believes everything completely.

This quote is inappropriate for this film because the quote says, “Before the dark hour of reason grows” and in the film when Bruno and Gretel got the tutor, it was hard to see that Gretel is older than him and she got brainwashed. To see a kid who is younger than her not get brainwashed even though the quote says that before the dark hour of reason grows, showing that this quote is inappropriate.

This quote fits nicely for the film because the film is about a child who is gullible and thinks that everything that he is told or has seen is true hands down until proven otherwise. So the film is good because he does not understand reason and because he only understands what he experiences over what is logical and obviously right to someone older like his sister.

This quote is appropriate for the film because at the end of the quote it says “before the dark hour of reason grows.” That part of the film is very fitting because all of the adults even the big sister who is only a bit older than Bruno knows the truth about the ‘farm.’ At the end of...
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