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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Essay

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Essay

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The Boy In The Striped Pajamas
In class, we read the book,
The Boy In The Striped Pajamas 
. It wasabout the friendship of two young boys and how different their beliefs are.One of the boys is Jewish and the other has a father who works for AdolphHitler and the Nazis, but Bruno (the son of the Nazi Commandant) has noclue what a Jew is or what a Nazi is. But Shmuel know that he is Jewish andthat him and Bruno shouldn’t be playing with each other and that doesn’tinterfere with their friendship what so ever. Nine year- old Bruno is verylonely, and ignorant until he meets his new best friend for life; he is veryfriendly to this boy that wears striped pajamas all day but still has manycommonalities.Bruno had to move with his family to a place he thinks is named Out-With but is really pronounced Auschwitz, because of father’s promotion andhis job is very important. When he left his lovely house in Berlin, he also hadto leave his grandmother and grandfather along with his three best friendsfor life, Karl, Daniel, and Martine. Bruno and his family left their friends andfamily for a place with horrid scenery outside your bedroom window. Theview you get is of a fence and on the other side; there are badly treatedpeople. Another down about this new house is that there are soldiers andlieutenants walking in and out of your house as if they owned the place. Theworst part about the house for Bruno and his sister was that there weren’tany other boys and girls their age that were on their side of the fence.Bruno was stuck with his sister, Grettle, the hopeless case, all day. That wasuntil he decided to go exploring one day and as soon as he was going to call it
quits for the day he saw a speck in the distance and decided to walk a bitfurther towards it. The little speck got larger and larger until it formed theshape of a boy, not much smaller than Bruno. Bruno sat cross-legged in frontof the boy. They each introduced themselves, the boys name was Shmuel,and it turned out that they were the same exact age! Bruno would feelextremely lonely when the rain would get in the way of their daily gettogether in the spot they met and always meet.Bruno’s ignorance would agitate the hopeless case all the time.Especially when Bruno mispronounces words such as Auschwitz, he alwayssays it Out-With; and that’s the way she told him it was pronounced in thebeginning. She would also get very annoyed when he says the fury for AdolphHitler instead of the furor. And she was so surprised at the fact that hedidn’t know what a Jew was and got very angry when he asked her if he andis family were Jewish. Bruno didn’t understand how people didn’t like theJews so he kept on asking about the other side of the fence. It wasn’tcompletely Bruno’s fault, but he didn’t quite understand things so much aboutthe war so he went to the other side of the fence disguised in stripedpajamas as small Jewish boy.Bruno was a very friendly boy to almost everyone, that one exceptionwas Grettle who always made fun of and picked on him. Bruno was especiallykind to Shmuel. He always kept him company by sitting there and justlistening. Bruno listened to Shmuel’s memories of his old life in the nicer sideof Poland and Bruno told Shmuel about his house in Berlin. Shmuel and Brunotalked about how different it was there at “Out-With” then their old homesand neighborhoods. And Bruno listened to Shmuel’s problems about theconcentration camp. Before Bruno went to their usual spot near the end of

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This is a seriously badly written essay. Bad grammar, bad sentence structure, bad diction. Too much summarization.
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Very nice work. I am doing a book to movie comparison on The Boy in the Striped Pajamas and this helped me a lot. one quick tip make sure you use spell checker, as i was reading through i saw alot of spelling mistakes. thumbs up for effort though.
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