- 1 What happened in Chapter 8 of the boy in the striped pajamas?
- 2 What happened in Chapter 15 in the boy in the striped pajamas?
- 3 What happened in Chapter 7 boy in the striped pajamas?
- 4 What does the boy notice in the boy in the striped pajamas?
- 5 Why did Bruno’s parents argue?
- 6 Is Bruno happy to look like Shmuel?
- 7 Why did Kotler kill the dog?
- 8 What did Lt Kotler do Shmuel?
- 9 What did Lt Kotler do to the barking dog?
- 10 Is Lieutenant Kotler Bruno’s dad?
- 11 What did Lt Kotler call Pavel?
- 12 Why does Maria defend Bruno’s father when he is talking bad about him?
- 13 What was Bruno’s last question to Shmuel?
- 14 What happened to Bruno’s Father at the end?
- 15 Who Hated Shmuel?
What happened in Chapter 8 of the boy in the striped pajamas?
Summary: Chapter 8 Bruno missed his grandparents, who remained in Berlin. Bruno recalled how parties at his house were always dominated by Grandmother’s singing. He also thought about how Grandmother used to devise short performances for Christmases and birthdays.
What happened in Chapter 15 in the boy in the striped pajamas?
Summary: Chapter 15. Intermittent rain in the coming weeks prevented Bruno and Shmuel from seeing each other every day. On the days they did meet, Bruno felt concerned about Shmuel’s deteriorating physical condition. His friend seemed thinner all the time.
What happened in Chapter 7 boy in the striped pajamas?
Kotler calls Pavel (the Jewish potato peeler) and orders him to get a tire from the storage shed; Pavel drags the tire to the oak tree and helps Bruno set it up. Bruno swings too high and falls off, hitting his head and cutting his leg open.
What does the boy notice in the boy in the striped pajamas?
Bruno notices that the boy is wearing the striped pajamas he has seen all of the people outside the window wearing, including a striped cap cloth on his head. The boy is in his concentration camp uniform (which Bruno still somehow thinks are pajamas), and bears the Star of David to brand him as a Jew.
Why did Bruno’s parents argue?
Why did Bruno’s parents argue after the guests left that night after dinner? Because his mother did not want their children to grow up next to a concentration camp but the father wanted to go because he wanted to win the war.
Is Bruno happy to look like Shmuel?
Bruno is pleased to see that Shmuel seems happier lately, though he is still very skinny. Bruno remarks that this is the strangest friendship he has ever had, since the boys only talk, and cannot play with each other.
Why did Kotler kill the dog?
Kotler shooting the dog is indicative of him attempting to assert dominance over the household in Father’s absence, and also evidence of his brutality towards the prisoners in the camp. He seems to be a sociopath—the kind of person who would do well as a guard at a concentration camp.
What did Lt Kotler do Shmuel?
Lieutenant Kotler brings Shmuel to Bruno’s house to polish the glasses as his fingers are small enough to do the job. 5. How does Bruno inadvertently get Shmuel into trouble?
What did Lt Kotler do to the barking dog?
What did Lt. Kotler do to the barking dog? He shot the dog. He put it in the basement.
Is Lieutenant Kotler Bruno’s dad?
Kurt Kotler is a nineteen-year-old German soldier at Auschwitz who frequents Bruno’s home. Kotler is eventually transferred away from Auschwitz when Father discovers that Kotler’s father, a literature professor, fled from Germany in 1938 at the start of the war.
What did Lt Kotler call Pavel?
Kotler tells Pavel to wash his hands before he handles the food, and calls him a mean name that startles both Gretel and Bruno.
Why does Maria defend Bruno’s father when he is talking bad about him?
She is clearly trying to protect him. She appreciates that Bruno’s father used to be a good man. She understands that somewhere deep inside him, the same man who helped her family is there. When Bruno says she is part of the family, Maria responds that his father does not feel the same way.
What was Bruno’s last question to Shmuel?
28. If you were Shmuel, how would you answer Bruno’s last questions: “Why are there so many people on that side of the fence? And what are you all doing there?”
What happened to Bruno’s Father at the end?
Bruno’s father is grief stricken at the end of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas when he reconstructs what must have happened to Bruno. He becomes depressed, and when he is disgraced and loses his position, he doesn’t care.
Who Hated Shmuel?
He explained that the soldiers hated the people on his side of the fence. He hated the soldiers as well. Bruno feared that Shmuel might also hate Father. Bruno changed the subject to tell Shmuel that he’d be leaving in two days and that the following day would be their last chance to meet.