Bruno, will you please explain to me what you meant by that last remark?
Of course I do. Step out of the way then.
Well? Don't you want to see them?
Mother, what’s going on? Why is Maria going through my things?
She’s packing them
Gretel is very rude and arrogant in the book. She is constantly teasing Bruno, and the only thing they have in common is that they both hate the new house. She is 12 years old, and loves dolls.
But when can we go back to Berlin? It's so much nicer there.
Well, we are home. Out-With is our new home
Lieutenant Kotler is seriously like so cool
Bruno is a very curious and oblivious young man. He is 9 years old, and can be very stubborn. Throughout the book he complains less, and starts to realize that his problems aren't as big as he thought they were. He also gets mad very easily, and hates Lieutenant Kotler, and thinks his sister is very irritating.
Good morning, little man.
I was wondering if I could ask you for a favor?
The mother in the book is very quite. You can see that she does not like the idea of moving, because in the beginning of chapter one, it mentions that mothers eyes were very red, like she had just been crying. She loves her children, but in the book it hints that she doesn't love father anymore. It seems more like the mother in the book likes her sherries that her husband.
Father is a very stern and strict man. He believes that his job is very important and that what he is doing to contribute to the plan is right, and will change the future. He is also a very powerful man, and many people respect him very much.
Lieutenant Kotler is very cocky and throughout the story he just down right bugs. He is nineteen, and the story hints that him and the mother have an affair. Gretel is in love with him, except when he gets very angry, then he makes everyone uncomfortable.
Shmuel is very quiet and very fearful. He is the same age as Bruno, 9, and him and Bruno are best friends. He is a jew at Auschwitz, and he is very frail. Both Bruno and Shmuel are scared and hate Lieutenant Kotler.