- 1 What is the problem in The Boy in the Striped Pajamas?
- 2 Is The Boy in the Striped Pajamas offensive?
- 3 Why did The Boy in the Striped Pajamas end the way it did?
- 4 What happened to Bruno’s father at the end?
- 5 What happened to Shmuel’s father?
- 6 How did Bruno die Shmuel?
- 7 Why does Bruno call Gretel the hopeless case?
- 8 Is Shmuel naive as Bruno?
- 9 What was Bruno’s last question to Shmuel?
- 10 Who is responsible for Bruno’s death?
- 11 What were Bruno’s last words?
- 12 Is Pavel Shmuel’s grandfather?
- 13 Did Bruno and Shmuel die?
- 14 What kind of a father is Bruno’s father?
What is the problem in The Boy in the Striped Pajamas?
major conflictThe novel’s major conflict arises when Bruno’s family is forced to move from their home in Berlin to a desolate place in Poland. Isolated, friendless, and far away from the familiar comforts of home, Bruno rails against the injustice of his situation.
Is The Boy in the Striped Pajamas offensive?
“The Boy in the Striped Pajamas” is an unusual movie that offers a child’s eye view of the Holocaust. It’s also unusually offensive on a couple of levels. (In the film’s production notes, director Mark Herman insists this could have been the case.
Why did The Boy in the Striped Pajamas end the way it did?
The ending to The Boy in the Striped Pajamas symbolizes the terror and the brutality that defined the Holocaust. In the film’s final sequence, two separate events are simultaneously shown. Bruno and Shmuel are being herded along with hundred of other prisoners.
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 did Bruno die Shmuel?
In the end to The Boy In the Striped Pajamas, both Bruno and Shmuel enter into a gas chamber in the concentration camp and are killed. This happens shortly after Bruno joins Shmuel in the camp, and the moment before the boys are gassed, Bruno tells Shmuel that he is his best friend.
Why does Bruno call Gretel the hopeless case?
Gretel is the name of Bruno’s 12-year-old sister, who he refers to as the “Hopeless Case.” She earns this nickname because of her mean spirited nature and disagreeable attitude. Bruno has essentially “lost all hope” in getting along with her and changing Gretel for the better.
Is Shmuel naive as Bruno?
Shmuel is not as naïve as Bruno. Bruno demonstrates that he doesn’t understand Shmuel’s situation when he says, “It’s so unfair…
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?”
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 were Bruno’s last words?
And unlike Galileo, he not only didn’t fear torture and death, but his last words on the subject —literally his last words on the subject, (spoken to his tormentors just after they had sentenced him)— were defiant: “Perhaps you who pronounce my sentence are in greater fear than I who receive it.”
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.
Did Bruno and Shmuel die?
In The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, Bruno and Shmuel die together in the gas chambers of Auschwitz. Tragically, Bruno’s fateful decision to help eventually leads to his death in the gas chamber.
What kind of a father is Bruno’s father?
Bruno’s father, Ralf, is a proud German, who is promoted by Adolph Hitler himself to the position of Commandant. Bruno’s father makes the important decision to move his family to Auschwitz where Hitler has assigned him duty.