- 1 What religion is Shmuel in the boy in the striped pajamas?
- 2 Who is Maria in The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas?
- 3 How does Bruno describe Maria?
- 4 What is Maria doing as the story begins?
- 5 How is Shmuel innocent?
- 6 What happened to Shmuel’s father?
- 7 Is Pavel Shmuel’s grandfather?
- 8 How did Bruno’s grandmother died?
- 9 Is Bruno happy to look like Shmuel?
- 10 What was Maria’s Mom’s job?
- 11 Why does Maria choose her words so carefully?
- 12 How does Maria respond to Bruno’s question about living at the new house?
- 13 Why is Bruno’s family rich?
- 14 Why won’t Bruno have other boys at the new house?
- 15 Who came with Bruno’s family to the new house?
What religion is Shmuel in the boy in the striped pajamas?
Shmuel is a nine-year-old Jewish boy who has been imprisoned in Out-With (Auschwitz) Camp along with his grandfather, father, and brother. Shmuel’s family used to live in another part of Poland, where daily life underwent a series of chilling changes.
Who is Maria in The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas?
Maria. Maria is Bruno’s family’s maid who was taken in by Bruno’s father in a surprising act of mercy. Her mother used to work for Bruno’s grandmother, and when she didn’t have any food or a job, she was hired to work for the family.
How does Bruno describe Maria?
Bruno considers Maria part of the family, since she has been around since he was very little. She respects Bruno’s father because he was kind to her and her family, and she warns Bruno not to say anything negative about her father. She is clearly trying to protect him.
What is Maria doing as the story begins?
What is Maria (the maid) doing as the story begins? She is packing Bruno’s things. You just studied 10 terms!
How is Shmuel innocent?
Shmuel is a prisoner in Auschwitz. This creates a political tension between them, one where the ethics of the aggressor meets that of the prisoner. However, their innocence is enhanced because their friendship transcends the political.
What happened to Shmuel’s father?
Toward the end of the novel, Shmuel’s father disappears, and he petitions Bruno for help finding him. Tragically, Shmuel is not aware that his father has been executed in the gas chambers along with the other Jewish prisoners and desperately searches the camp with Bruno before they are also herded into a gas chamber.
Is Pavel Shmuel’s grandfather?
A Jewish boy. Shmuel is the boy in the striped pajamas named in the novel’s title. He belongs to a family of Polish Jews who were arrested by German troops and imprisoned at Out-With (Auschwitz) Camp. Over the course of their friendship, Shmuel grows thinner and weaker, and his grandfather and father both disappear.
How did Bruno’s grandmother died?
Each Christmas, she devises a play for herself and the children, to be performed at their holiday party. Grandmother opposes the Nazi party, and gets into a huge fight with Father when he accepts the new post at Auschwitz. They do not make up, and she dies while the family is away at Auschwitz.
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.
What was Maria’s Mom’s job?
She and her own family have close connections with Bruno’s family going back many years. Her mother worked as a dressmaker for Bruno’s grandmother, who was a performer, and traveled with her all over Germany. After she retired, Bruno’s grandmother gives Maria’s mother a modest pension to live on.
Why does Maria choose her words so carefully?
What two words does Bruno say to his father at the end of the chapter? Why does Maria choose her words so carefully? Because he gave her a job and food. Maria says that Bruno’s father is a good man.
How does Maria respond to Bruno’s question about living at the new house?
How does Maria respond to Bruno’s question about living at the new house? It doesn’t matter what i think Father knows best.
Why is Bruno’s family rich?
Bruno’s mother indicates that the family’s move is because of father’s basic promotion and this helps to confirm that there is influence in the family’s being. When Bruno describes the sadness over the home he is leaving, it is understood that the family is wealthy.
Why won’t Bruno have other boys at the new house?
Terms in this set (10) Detail: Why won’t Bruno have other boys to play with at the new house? There are not any others houses around.
Who came with Bruno’s family to the new house?
Mother explained that they would have to close up their house in Berlin for the time being and that Maria, the family cook, and the butler, Lars, would come with them. The family would be leaving very soon, and Bruno grew upset when he learned he wouldn’t have a chance to say goodbye to his three closest friends.