The Boy In The Striped Pajamas

The Boy In The Striped Pajamas

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  •                                             Bruno
  • "But when they asked Bruno what his father did he opened his mouth to tell them, then realized that he didn't know himself."
  • Bruno is an explorerer
  • Bruno has blonde hair
  • Bruno is spoiled
  • Bruno is small
  •                                               Gretel
  • Gretel has blonde hair
  • Gretel is intelligent
  • "What are you doing here?" she shouted spinning round. "Don't you know you don't enter a lady's room without knocking?" 
  • Gretel is immature
  • Taller than Bruno
  • Mother
  • A very tall woman
  • Mother acts unsure somtimes
  • “We don’t have the luxury of thinking,” said Mother. “…Some people make all the decisions for us.”
  • She has a kinder personality than Father
  • Has red hair
  • Bruno is a 9 year old boy who has a role of being the explorer in the book.  Some of his significant actions are when he goes up to the gate to meet a boy named Shmuel and talks to him whenever he is there. Bruno feels that his sister is annoying, never helps with situations, and always complains for nothing.
  • Father
  • Father is sometimes disrespectful
  • Father had a very broad voice
  • Gretel is a 10 year old girl who acts smart because she is older than Bruno, and tries to impress her parents and their guests. She also tries to be better than Bruno and is immature for her age. She feels sad that her friends are now gone from her, and she only has her brother to be with.
  • Maria
  • Maria acts very aware
  • Maria has pale skin
  • Mother acts very aware for her family throughout the story because of her suspicion of Father´s job. One example of her actions was when she talks to Bruno in the beginning of the story, telling him to just pack up his stuff before they left and wasn´t wanting  to argue with him. Her feelings towards Bruno sorrow since they had to move the a filthy place that she tend to not like either.
  • Shmuel
  • Shmuel is very educated
  • Shmuel is very skinny
  • Father seems very prideful throughout the story because of his job with the Fury and was hoping for his family to be proud of that. The problem was that Mother didn´t like the how the job was treating them by going into Poland. Father plays a seemingly like a boss-like role in the story and s like he runs the whole family. One significant action that Father did in the story was when eh was questioning about Kotlerś father and if he was being loyal to the Nazis.
  • He has thick dark hair
  • “Ah, those people,” said Father, nodding his head and smiling slightly. “Those people…well, they’re not people at all, Bruno.”
  • Father is prideful
  • Maria is a very strange, but interesting character in a way because of how she trusts Bruno more than anyone else in the family. Maria plays a very vigilant role throughout the story, while opening Bruno's eyes to the reality in front of their house. A significant action was when she was in shock when Bruno said he hate Father, which made Maria force him to never say it again and told him why he should be grateful just as she is.
  • She has dark brown hair
  • “Bruno, if you have any sense at all, you will stay quiet and concentrate on your schoolwork and do whatever your father tells you. We must all just keep ourselves safe until this is all over."
  • Maria acts shy and timid
  • Shmuel is bald
  • Shmuel is a Jewish kid who was sent with his brother to the Auschwitz camp. Shmuel was born on the exact same date as Bruno (13 years old). Shmuel kind of plays a big role when introduced in the story. The role that he kind of plays is a conflicting role for Bruno as he soon finds out his Father's true purpose on what he does. Shmuel at one point, takes Bruno under the gate to the camp in order to have his same experience, which makes Shmuel feel so happy to really see him face to face up close without the gate.
  • "Bruno was sure that he had never seen a skinnier or sadder boy in his life but decided that he had better talk to him."
  • Shmuel is demure and shy
  • Father is prideful
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