- 1 Who is Bruno’s mother in the boy in the striped pajamas?
- 2 What is Bruno’s mother like?
- 3 How is mother described in the boy in the striped pajamas?
- 4 What happened to the mother in the boy in the striped pajamas?
- 5 What happened to Bruno’s mother at the end?
- 6 Does Kotler kill Pavel?
- 7 Why is Shmuel at Bruno’s house?
- 8 How does mother prove she is a decent person?
- 9 How did Bruno’s grandmother died?
- 10 Is Bruno happy to look like Shmuel?
- 11 Why is Bruno’s mother unhappy at outwith?
- 12 What does Shmuel look like?
- 13 Why was Lieutenant Kotler sent?
- 14 What was the ending of the boy in striped pajamas?
- 15 What does Bruno’s father represent in the boy in the striped pajamas?
Who is Bruno’s mother in the boy in the striped pajamas?
Elsa (Bruno’s Mother)
What is Bruno’s mother like?
Mother: Bruno’s mother takes care of her children and loves them very much. She has long red hair and green eyes, much like her own mother. She is not very found of her husband’s job and does not like Out-With at all.
How is mother described in the boy in the striped pajamas?
Bruno’s mother, known simply as “Mother” in the novel, is the struggling wife of a commanding officer in the Nazi Party. Though Mother frequently has the courage to argue with Father about matters related to family life, she does not speak out directly against his work or his involvement in the Nazi Party.
What happened to the mother in the boy in the striped pajamas?
What happened to Mother? She stayed in her room and cried a lot because she missed Bruno. What happened to Gretel? He stayed at Out-With for another year before being taken away by the other soldiers.
What happened to Bruno’s mother at the end?
The mother broke down because Bruno’s father yelled and his tone of voice was sad and despairing, leading her to the conclusion her beloved son was dead.
Does Kotler kill Pavel?
In short, Pavel dies from Lieutenant Kotler’s beatings after Pavel spills wine on Kotler during a dinner with the commander of the camp and the commander’s family.
Why is Shmuel at Bruno’s house?
Why is Shmuel at Bruno’s house? Lieutenant Kotler brings Shmuel to Bruno’s house to polish the glasses as his fingers are small enough to do the job.
How does mother prove she is a decent person?
How does mother prove she is a decent person? She lies about taking care of Bruno. What does Lieutenant Kolter do to make Gretel and Bruno uncomfortable? He screams and calls Pavel names, treats him like he’s not a human.
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.
Why is Bruno’s mother unhappy at outwith?
Bruno’s mother suddenly becomes increasingly unhappy after Lieutenant Kotler gets sent away. She was close to him, and without him she feels lonely and sad. She feels Out-With (Auschwitz) is no place to raise children and is frustrated with her powerlessness over her family’s situation.
What does Shmuel look like?
Shmuel is described as having “an enormous pair of sad eyes,” and Bruno thinks that he has never seen a skinnier or “sadder boy” in his life (Boyne 107). Shmuel is described as being very thin, and eagerly gobbles up the food that Bruno brings him.
Why was Lieutenant Kotler sent?
Fate. Kotler lost his position as a lieutenant due to his father being an unfaithful believer in the Nazis, although some may speculate that he had an affair with Elsa and was transferred because of that. His whereabouts by the end of the movie are unknown.
What was the ending of the boy in striped pajamas?
The German boy dies along with his Jewish friend, his father arriving a split-second too late to prevent the guards from dropping the Zyklon-B into the chamber. The father is distraught, and the movie ends with a fade to black from the gas chamber door.
What does Bruno’s father represent in the boy in the striped pajamas?
Bruno’s father, known simply as “Father” in the novel, is a commanding officer in the Nazi Party who takes charge of operations for the Out-With (Auschwitz) Camp in Poland. Father has spent all of his adult life in military service. He fought in the German Army during World War II.