The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
The movie, “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas,” was a very interesting but sad movie. It made me think about how children really don’t see a lot of things and how they are very innocent. The way the jews were being treated made me really upset at how things were really running like that in Germany without many countries not noticing, especially the United States, until years later when they had gone to war. But by then, many people had died, or became survivors without any family, homes or any of their belongings at all. It was ridiculous in the way they got away with a lot of things. Their own people in the country thought that it wasn’t even bad and they saw the jews as the enemies. Brunos father who was in charge of the concentration camp though he was doing the right thing, but until his own son died, he was in complete shock. He didn’t know what to do anymore. He was just standing there and couldn’t believe it. I think he realized what he was doing and how things drastically changed for his family and him, especially in how many children and jews he had been killing in the camp.
I really liked how there was friendship in the movie though. Shmuel and Bruno had met, and Bruno would go visit him and talk to him and try to play with him sometimes. But Shmuel couldn’t play, because he was very unhealthy and dehydrated, he could barely run. It would break my heart when Bruno would try to bring him food, but he would drop it along the way. I really liked the acting in the movie; it made everything look so real, even the setting was nice. I really don’t know how or what they did to make the prisoners in the movie seem so skinny as if they hadn’t ate in months. Pavel who was the butler in the house, would just peel potatoes all day, it was really horrid when he got beat up for dropping the glass of wine on the dinner table. Many people had to give up their dreams and school just like Pavel did. It’s hard to imagine if that would