"The Boy in the Striped Pajamas" Plot Diagram

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  • EXPOSITION
  • Maria, what are you doing in my things?
  • CONFLICT
  • Hi, I'm Bruno. Who are you?
  • RISING ACTION
  • I'm Shmuel.
  • It's 1942, in Berlin, Germany. A young boy named Bruno comes home to find his families maid, Maria, packing.
  • CLIMAX
  • Are you sure that you want to do this, Bruno?
  • Of course, we will explore everywhere and find you dad.
  • Bruno finds out from his mother that he and his family are moving out of Berlin, and into the "countryside" for Father's work. They move to a place called "Out-With".
  • FALLING ACTION
  • March!
  • Shortly after arriving at "Out-With" Bruno decides to go against his parents rules and go exploring. While he was exploring, he stumbles upon an odd site. He meets another boy, who's name was Shmuel.
  • RESOLUTION
  • Bruno and Shmuel talk almost everyday. They become best friends, but then Shmuel's Father goes missing. Bruno makes the bold decision to put on striped pajamas and go to the other side of the fence. After finding out that he is leaving "Out-With".
  • When Bruno and Shmuel are searching for Shmuel's Father, they are called into a march by the soldiers. It started pouring down rain. While marching they are brought into a room, assuming it was being used as shelter because of the rain.
  • While waiting in the room with many other people, Bruno and Shmuel were huddled together waiting for a turn of events. They were in the gas chamber, a room that they would not return from. Bruno and Shmuel died together, and were not seen again.
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