- 1 What does Herr Liszt teach Bruno?
- 2 Who is Herr Roller in the boy in the striped pajamas?
- 3 What did Herr Liszt think was important for Bruno to do?
- 4 What kind of person is Herr Liszt?
- 5 What nationality is Shmuel?
- 6 What were Bruno’s tutor’s favorite subjects?
- 7 What happened to Shmuel’s father?
- 8 What did Lt Kotler call Pavel?
- 9 Why did Bruno’s parents argue?
- 10 What is Bruno’s favorite activity?
- 11 How does Bruno betray Shmuel?
- 12 What did Bruno and Herr Liszt disagree on?
- 13 Does Pavel die?
- 14 Is Bruno happy to look like Shmuel?
- 15 Is Lieutenant Kotler Bruno’s dad?
What does Herr Liszt teach Bruno?
Herr Liszt was the tutor that Bruno’s dad hired for the children. Herr Liszt often gave Bruno books to read and believed that Jews are evil. He believed that adventure storybooks were evil, and Bruno shouldn’t read them.
Who is Herr Roller in the boy in the striped pajamas?
Herr Roller is a traumatized war veteran whose erratic behavior is believed to be due to a severe head injury he sustained at the front. Bruno’s too young to understand, though; he just sees Herr Roller as a crazed madman, a figure of fun.
What did Herr Liszt think was important for Bruno to do?
Herr Liszt often gave Bruno books to read and believed that Jews are evil. He believed that adventure storybooks were evil, and Bruno shouldn’t read them. He had him read about history and explorers instead.
What kind of person is Herr Liszt?
Herr Liszt comes to Out-With (Auschwitz) Camp every day to serve as a tutor for Bruno and Gretel, who otherwise have no access to school. He is a strict and rigorous teacher who strongly emphasizes the study of history and geography.
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 were Bruno’s tutor’s favorite subjects?
Bruno likes to study arts and reading. Bruno’s tutor wants him to study history and social science.
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.
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 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.
What is Bruno’s favorite activity?
He even dresses himself as he thinks an explorer might do and decides to explore his surroundings, especially as the house doesn’t have anywhere interesting. It is Bruno’s hobby of exploring that will ultimately lead to his death with his new and only friend Shmuel.
How does Bruno betray Shmuel?
When he accuses Shmuel of stealing food to eat, Shmuel tells him that Bruno gave it to him, and that Bruno is his friend. But when Lieutenant Kotler asks Bruno if he knows the boy, Bruno denies it.
What did Bruno and Herr Liszt disagree on?
Bruno also felt disappointed that the new tutor refused to teach art and literature. Herr Liszt insisted that stories were useless and vowed to focus solely on history and geography. He believed the children should know the history of “the Fatherland” and “the great wrongs” that had been done to the German people.
Does Pavel die?
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.
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.
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.