Irony and Page

Topics: Irony, A Story Pages: 13 (2675 words) Published: October 22, 2013
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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas: Comprehension Questions

Chapters 1&2

1. Why doesn’t Bruno understand the nature of his father’s job (What his father really does for a living)? ___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________

2. How does Bruno’s mother feel about leaving the house in Berlin? How does Bruno feel about it? ___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________

3. How does Bruno react to his new house?_______________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________

4. Describe the young soldier in the hall:_________________________________________ How do Bruno and Maria react to him? ____________________________________________________

5. Why do you think Bruno’s mother doesn’t tell him the exact nature of his father’s job? Do you agree with this decision?________________________________________________________________________________ _ _____________________________________________________________________________________

6. Do you think Bruno’s mother could have done anything to make the move easier for her son? Think about what would make a move easier for a child. ________________________________________________________ __ _____________________________________________________________________________________ Do you think she could have convinced her husband not to leave Berlin? Why/why not? ______________ _____________________________________________________________________________________

7. Why do you think looking out the window makes Bruno feel “cold and unsafe”? What does he see? _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________

8. Draw/doodle an image that sticks out to you from Chapters 1 or 2:

9. In literature, point of view refers to the person telling the story. Page 2 Refresh: First person point of view= _________ tell/tells the story
Second person point of view= ________ tell/tells the story Third person point of view= _________ or the ___________ tell/tells the story

What point of view is this story written in?
__________ person point of view. Sometimes, even though the author is narrating the story, it is focused on the thoughts and feelings of a single character. Who is telling the story? _______________________

On whose thoughts/feelings does this story focus? _________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________

Characters in Chapters 1 & 2:

___________________ Who is he/she? ______________________________ Your reaction to him/her so far? _________________________________________________________

___________________ Who is he/she? ______________________________ Your reaction to him/her so far? _________________________________________________________

___________________ Who is he/she? ______________________________ Your reaction to him/her so far? _________________________________________________________

___________________ Who is he/she? ______________________________ Your reaction to him/her so far? _________________________________________________________

___________________ Who is he/she? ______________________________ Your reaction to him/her so far? _________________________________________________________...
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