"turning round now and seeing his sister standing in the doorway, clutching her doll, her golden pigtails perfectly balanced on each shoulder"
Gretel is mean and doesn't really like her brother she also thinks she is really smart.
Gretel has two pigtails and dresses like a little girl.
Bruno is very observant and kind. He tries to make sure he is kind to everyone and that he is not disrespectful to even those he doesn't like.
"If the trains had been going different directions he thought, it would have seemed so odd, but they weren't; they were both pointing eastward". This shows that Bruno was very observant.
Bruno is a short, blond and German as well.
"She was a tall woman with long red hair that she bundled into a sort of net behind her head
Bruno's mother is emotional, and is precise on how her kids are being raised.
Bruno's mother had red hair, is tall, and is German.
Gretel has two pigtails, and a collection of dolls. She is twelve and is not really mature. Gretel also is very rude to Bruno and the people around her. She is not really happy about the move but understand a little bit Her role in the book is to be Bruno's mean older sister or as he calls her a "hopeless case".
"and this time Bruno could make out every word because there had never been a man born who was more capable of being heard from one side of the room to the other"
Bruno's father is not very sensitive, he is tough and brave.
Bruno is the main character and he walks us through the story. Bruno is a 9 year old boy who is short and is picked on a lot by Gretel's friends. He is extremely sad that he had to move and is angry with his parents for not explaining why they had to move. He becomes depressed and is v
He is very weak, sad, and depressed.
Bruno's mother was really sad to move and is a little mad at their father for making them move. Her role in the book is to be Bruno's mother. She really doesn't like the new house and leaves for a day to "get some fresh air". She likes her kids to have good manners and to be nice to everyone.
Pavel was old looking, and looked a little drained out.
Bruno's father has a deep voice that can be heard from far away, and he is the leader of this concentration camp at Auschwitz. His father is very respected by everyone and is good hearted but can be mean and scary at times. He loves his family very much but can't seem to understand how Bruno feels about this move. He doesn't like Jews but has them help around the house. He doesn't really appear in the story much but he is talked about a lot.
Bruno's father has a stern voice, and is tall and can be heard from far away.
Shmuel is a young Jewish boy who has been sent to a concentration camp at Auschwitz. Bruno finds him all alone, hungry, and depressed. Shmuel is Bruno's friend. He is very intelligent and has had a tough life so far as it is. He also gets beat up at the camp and losses his mother, and his grandfather. Shmuel is kind but very weak and depressed. His character is to be Bruno's friend.
"His skin was almost the color of gray, he had large eyes and they were the color of caramel sweets,all Bruno could see was an enormous pair of sad eyes staring back at him.
Shmuel is always very sad and scared.
Pavel in the book washed the vegetables for Bruno's 's family. He helped Bruno when he fell from the tire swing and took a very big risk talking to Bruno about his old life before he was sent to the camp. He also was killed by Lieutenant Kotler for spilling the wine on him.
Pavel was a risk taker, and very kind to Bruno's family.
"he seemed to grow smaller and smaller each week, his cheeks drained almost entirely away"