The Boy In The Striped Pajamas

The Boy In The Striped Pajamas

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  • Pavel
  • Gretel
  • Lieutenant Kurt Kotler
  • Pavel is a old Jewish prisoner at Out-With who is forced to peel vegetables and serve Bruno’s family dinner. Later in the story he tells Bruno that he used to be a doctor as he treats Bruno’s knee.
  • Natalie
  • Gretel is Bruno’s older sister. Bruno always referred to her as a “Hopeless Case” and calls Gretel this because in his mind Gretel never does anything but cause him grief.
  • Matthias 
  • Lieutenant Kurt Kotler is a soldier of Bruno’s father who works at the “Out-With” camp. Throughout the book, Lieutenant is displayed as a aggressive person because of how he treats the jews at the camp and because of his attitude shown while he was at the house. When Bruno needed a tire for his swing he asked the Lieutenant as that was his only real choice. Lieutenant then called Pavel to get a tire and called him something unkind.There was another time when Pavel spills wine on the Lieutenant’s lap so he resolved it by saying some very offending words.
  • Herr Liszt
  • Natalie is Bruno’s grandmother. She used to be a touring singer and featured Bruno and Gretel in the special plays she wrote for particular occasions. However, she dislikes her son’s work and soon dies later in the story where a funeral is thereupon held for her.
  • Matthias is Bruno’s grandfather. Unlike his wife, he feels proud of what Bruno’s father does in the Nazi party. He met his wife, Natalie, during a concert of hers.
  • Herr Liszt is Bruno’s and Gretel’s tutor. He is known as a strict and rigorous teach who deeply encourages the study of history and geography because he believes that those are the only two subjects that are worth studying.
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