- 1 What did Shmuel give Bruno?
- 2 What was Shmuel’s story?
- 3 Why has Shmuel been brought to the house?
- 4 What are Shmuel’s feelings?
- 5 Does Kotler kill Pavel?
- 6 What did Lt Kotler do to the barking dog?
- 7 What happened to Bruno’s father at the end?
- 8 What happened to Shmuel’s father?
- 9 How is Shmuel innocent?
- 10 Who is responsible for Bruno’s death?
- 11 Why is Shmuel afraid to eat the chicken?
- 12 Is Pavel Shmuel’s grandfather?
- 13 What is Bruno’s favorite activity?
- 14 Is Bruno happy to look like Shmuel Chapter 16?
- 15 What is Shmuel’s personality?
What did Shmuel give Bruno?
Bruno had an urge to give Shmuel a hug, just to let him know how much he liked him and how much he’d enjoyed talking to him over the last year. Shmuel had an urge to give Bruno a hug too, just to thank him for all his many kindnesses, and his gifts of food, and the fact that he was going to help him find Papa.
What was Shmuel’s story?
Shmuel is a nine -year-old Jewish boy who has been imprisoned in Out-With (Auschwitz) Camp along with his grandfather, father, and brother. In the end, however, after Shmuel loses his grandfather and his father, his friendship with Bruno provides meaningful companionship through the terrifying final moments of his life.
Why has Shmuel been brought to the house?
In the dining room, Bruno is surprised to see Shmuel who has been brought to the house to help prepare the table for a dinner party. He offers food to Shmuel who only accepts after Bruno insists. In his terror, Shmuel explains that Bruno gave him the food, but a fearful Bruno denies this.
What are Shmuel’s feelings?
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). On several occasions, Shmuel describes difficult, unhappy situations, such as leaving Poland and being bullied.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Why is Shmuel afraid to eat the chicken?
Why was Shmuel afraid to eat the chicken that Bruno was offering to him? Shmuel was allergic to chicken. Shmuel was a vegetarian. Shmuel didn’t want Lieutenant Kotler to catch him and hurt him.
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.
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.
Is Bruno happy to look like Shmuel Chapter 16?
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 is Shmuel’s personality?
In The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, Shmuel is timid, fearful, loves his family, a good friend, passive, and does not try to punish Bruno for the crimes