- 1 What does Bruno learn in The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas?
- 2 Why was Bruno surprised when he entered the other side of the fence?
- 3 Why was Bruno surprised about the boy’s birthday?
- 4 What did Bruno see that surprised Gretel in The Boy in the Striped Pajamas?
- 5 Is Bruno happy to look like Shmuel?
- 6 What happened to Bruno’s family after he died?
- 7 Who is responsible for Bruno’s death?
- 8 What did Lt Kotler do Shmuel?
- 9 What did Lt Kotler do to the barking dog?
- 10 What was Bruno’s last question to Shmuel?
- 11 What nationality is Shmuel?
- 12 What happened to Shmuel’s father?
- 13 Why is Herr Liszt happy with Gretel?
- 14 Why is mother unhappy at out-with?
- 15 Why is Bruno’s mother unhappy at outwith?
What does Bruno learn in The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas?
Bruno’s character grows throughout the novel The Boy in the Striped Pajamas as he learns to distinguish between people who are good and those who are not, to accept his sister despite her flaws, to be more adaptable when his parents uproot him. He also learns that he can form important new friendships anywhere.
Why was Bruno surprised when he entered the other side of the fence?
He expressed his feeling that the soldiers hated him and the others on his side of the fence and that he hated the soldiers in return. Shmuel’s charged comments made Bruno feel defensive. He worried that Shmuel hated Father as well since Father was the head soldier at Out-With.
Why was Bruno surprised about the boy’s birthday?
The boys exchange ages and birthdates, and are shocked to find that they have the exact same birthday: April 15th, 1934. Bruno says that they are like twins, to which Shmuel replies, “a little bit.” Shmuel explains that he is from Poland, and Bruno is surprised, since Shmuel has been speaking to him in German.
What did Bruno see that surprised Gretel in The Boy in the Striped Pajamas?
Gretel is initially confused and ends up following her brother to his room, where there is a window that overlooks the concentration camp. At the beginning of chapter 4, Gretel follows Bruno into his room and is surprised to see numerous people of various ages behind the fence.
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 happened to Bruno’s family after he died?
After Bruno and Shmuel tragically die together in the gas chambers, Bruno’s father has his soldiers search the camp and its premises for signs of his son. Time passes after the soldiers discover Bruno’s clothes near the fence, and Bruno’s mother eventually moves back to Berlin.
Who is responsible for Bruno’s death?
No one individual is completely responsible for Bruno’s death in The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. However, his father, as commandant of Auschwitz, should take most of the blame.
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.
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 nationality is Shmuel?
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.
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.
Why is Herr Liszt happy with Gretel?
Why is Herr Liszt happy with Gretel? They will be moving back to Berlin. What does Father tell Bruno and Gretel when he has them come into his office? The family will move.
Why is mother unhappy at out-with?
Mother becomes increasingly unhappy with life at Out -With, especially since Kotler, her only friend, has been sent away. He has become accustomed to his afternoons with Shmuel, who is now his best friend, and so feels conflicted about moving back to the city he once longed for.
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.