I. Mandatory Reading
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
The book “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas” by John Boyne is a great book and I recommend it. It tells a story about two young boys from different worlds and how they collide. Bruno’s world as a boy with a great imagination and Shmuel’s world as a boy also but who can’t dream. He’s never going anywhere in life because of what he is and he is a Jew. This book also discuss the differences in attitude among Bruno, Gretel, and their parents in how they perceive what is going on in the world around them during the war.
Bruno’s perceive of what was going on in the world around him was different than everyone else. He believes that his father is a good man but when he sees Shmuel he sees something different. Bruno thinks the houses, the men and the kids in the striped pajamas are not people. He thinks this because Gretel would tell him anything to stop asking so much questions about “the farmer” so he was really clueless and don’t know anything. Bruno is a good boy but he believes everything he hears and see’s.
Gretel’s perceive of what was going on in the world changed so her perceive was the most different. Enemy Gretel at first thought they were not human so she did not care. Then the tutor had told her that the Jews where the vermin and that they where the enemy. Most of all that Hitler was doing the right thing getting rid of them. Gretel thinks what she told Bruno was right but it just made it worst.
Bruno’s and Gretel’s parents perceive is the most important because they set an example for Bruno and Gretel and that example was not good. The mother did not know at first she thought they were just working but when she found out they burned the body’s she did not take it well. The mother found out throw Lieutenant Kotler which made her even madder that she did not find out from her husband. The father was in charge so he...
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