"The Boy in the Striped Pajamas" Plot Diagram

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  • EXPOSITION
  • CONFLICT
  • RISING ACTION
  • The book takes place in Berlin, Germany during the year of 1942. It starts out at Bruno's old house. The main characters are Bruno, Gretel, Mother, and Father.
  • CLIMAX
  • Bruno disobeys his mother and father and goes exploring beyond the fence. When he gets to the fence, he finds a friend named Shmuel.
  • FALLING ACTION
  • Bruno and Shmuel have lots of fun conversations and Bruno brings Shmuel food almost every day. They become great friends and soon, Bruno and him become best friends.
  • RESOLUTION
  • Bruno takes off his clothes and replaces them with blue and white striped pajamas. He crawls under the fence to help Shmuel find his papa.
  • Bruno and Shmuel are both in the camp now and there is no turning back. They both get rounded up into a march and do not know what is going on.
  • Bruno and Shmuel are forced to march into a building that the soldiers tell them is a shower house. After going into the separate building that they think are showers, they die in a gas chamber.
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