- 1 What happened in Chapter 5 of the boy in the striped pajamas?
- 2 What happened in Chapter 11 in the boy in the striped pajamas?
- 3 What happened in Chapter 12 in the boy in the striped pajamas?
- 4 What happened in Chapter 8 of the boy in the striped pajamas?
- 5 Why is the maid grateful to Bruno’s father?
- 6 Why does Maria choose her words so carefully?
- 7 What is Bruno’s favorite activity?
- 8 What does Shmuel’s father do for a living?
- 9 Who was not invited to dinner in the boy in the striped pajamas?
- 10 Is Pavel Shmuel’s grandfather?
- 11 Why is Bruno having such a hard time believing Shmuel’s story?
- 12 What nationality is Shmuel?
- 13 What did Lt Kotler call Pavel?
- 14 Is Bruno happy to look like Shmuel?
- 15 Why does Maria Respect father so much?
What happened in Chapter 5 of the boy in the striped pajamas?
Bruno decides that he must speak with Father about how much he dislikes their new home. Father had left for the new house a few days before the entire family closed the house in Berlin and left for Out-With. Bruno recalls an official-looking car decorated in red and black flags coming to take them away from the house.
What happened in Chapter 11 in the boy in the striped pajamas?
In Chapter 11, the narrative shifts to the past, shortly after Father had received his promotion to commandant. Father came home one evening and announced that “the Fury” would come to dine at the house later that week. Bruno asked who the Fury was.
What happened in Chapter 12 in the boy in the striped pajamas?
Back at the fence, Shmuel explains that he used to live with his parents and brother in a flat above a watch store, and that he had a beautiful watch from his dad but the soldiers took it. One day they were forced to move to a different part of Cracow, and then the soldiers packed them into trains headed for Auschwitz.
What happened in Chapter 8 of the boy in the striped pajamas?
Summary: Chapter 8 Bruno missed his grandparents, who remained in Berlin. Bruno recalled how parties at his house were always dominated by Grandmother’s singing. He also thought about how Grandmother used to devise short performances for Christmases and birthdays.
Why is the maid grateful to Bruno’s father?
After Bruno calls his father stupid, Maria is horrified, insisting that his father is a good man. 2. Why is Maria grateful to the Commandant? Maria feels grateful because the Commandant gave her a job and paid for her mother’s hospital care and funeral expenses.
Why does Maria choose her words so carefully?
What two words does Bruno say to his father at the end of the chapter? Why does Maria choose her words so carefully? Because he gave her a job and food. Maria says that Bruno’s father is a good man.
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.
What does Shmuel’s father do for a living?
Shmuel’s father collected, repaired, and sold watches for a living.
Who was not invited to dinner in the boy in the striped pajamas?
Hitler takes Father’s place at the table, as he was seen as the ultimate “patriarch”—the father and protector of the whole country. The Fury and Eva stay at the dinner table for the better part of two hours, and Gretel and Bruno are not invited to come say goodbye when they depart.
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.
Why is Bruno having such a hard time believing Shmuel’s story?
“Bruno opened his mouth to contradict him.” Why doesn’t Bruno believe Shmuel’s story? Bruno has never experienced anything like this, so he can’t relate to the story. Also, Bruno believes that Germany is the greatest place on earth and the soldiers would never do such awful things.
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 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.
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 does Maria Respect father so much?
She respects Bruno’s father because he was kind to her and her family, and she warns Bruno not to say anything negative about her father. She is clearly trying to protect him. When Bruno says she is part of the family, Maria responds that his father does not feel the same way.