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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
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The nine-year-old protagonist of the story. He moves with his family from their home in Berlin to Out-With, where Father has taken a new job.
The maid who moves to Out-With with Bruno's family. Her mother worked as Father's mother's seamstress, and Father offered her a job when she was destitute.
Bruno and Gretl's mother is "a tall woman with long red hair" (1) who quietly resents having to move her family to Out-With.
The butler for Bruno's family while they live in Berlin.
Bruno's mishearing of the Furor, or Adolf Hitler. He is Father's boss and appoints Father to work at Out-With. Bruno meets the Fury when he and Eva come to dinner at Bruno's family's home in Berlin. He is described as "far shorter than Father" with "dark hair, which was cut quite short, and a tiny moustache" (121). Bruno finds him very rude.
One of Bruno's school friends in Berlin, whose father is a greengrocer.
One of Bruno's school friends in Berlin, whose father is a teacher.
One of Bruno's school friends in Berlin, whose father is a chef.
Bruno's older sister, who is twelve years old when the story begins. She likes to play with dolls and irritate her brother.
Hilda, Isobel, and Loise
Gretel's friends in Berlin
Bruno's & Gretel's dad. He is kind to his children, but cruel in other areas of his life.
3rd person limited
What is the point of view of the story
Hopeless Case...he's overheard his parents call her this
What does Bruno call his sister?
he thinks he must have done something wrong
At first, Bruno thinks he is being made to move away because...
Bruno's dad treats Maria...
kind. She obviously cares for her children, but she is strict when she needs to be.
Bruno's mother seems to be...
Why does Mother say the family is moving?
Who had come to dinner the week before the family moved?
greengrocer, chef, teacher, and commandant
What jobs does Bruno think are acceptable for fathers?
No. He knows his father is important, the Fury has big plans for him, and that his father wears a uniform with lots of medals on it.
Does Bruno know exactly what his father's job is?
They live in a five story house in Berlin and have a maid, a butler, and a cook.
How does the reader know Bruno's family is wealthy?
What is the setting in Chapter 1?
basically just to cause a lot of chaos
What summer plans does Bruno have with his friends?
What is Bruno's favorite part in his house?
What does Mother call Father when she is upset with him?
What is Out Of Bounds At All Times And No Exceptions?
He puts his arms straight out and his mouth drops open to an "O" shape
What position does Bruno assume when he is shocked or upset by something?
The old house was huge, and Bruno hadn't even found all the nooks and crannies in it.
The new house is only 3 floors and is small
The old house was in a neighborhood
The new house is in the middle of nowhere
The old house had friends and grandparents
The new house has nothing like that
Compare and contrast the old and new home
ever laughs there. It seems like an unhappy place.
Bruno thinks the new house looks like no one....
She thinks Bruno should steer clear of them. She thinks they are dangerous.
What does Maria think about soldiers?
A window...it's a little like the one in the old house, and Bruno hopes to see Berlin when he looks out of it. Instead, he sees the concentration camp, but he doesn't know what he is looking at.
What is in Bruno's room in the new house?
Trouble From Day One
What other name has Bruno overheard being applied to Gretel?
She takes too long in the bathroom, her dolls stare at Bruno, and she has some mean friends back in Berlin.
What are Gretel's nasty habits?
his height...he is very short for a nine year old
What do Gretel's friends tease Bruno about?
sore point....he wishes he was taller
Bruno's height is a for him.
the foreseeable future.
Gretel tells Bruno that they will live in the new house for...
about 3 weeks
Gretel thinks the foreseeable future is how long?
What does Gretel say the name of the house is?
everyone....boys, men, grandfathers, etc. He notices they are all dressed the same...in their pajamas
What did Bruno see when he looked out the window at Out-With?
a nice garden
What was directly beneath Bruno's window?
Gretel thinks they must live in the
there are no animals
Bruno decides it's not a farm because...
their train was empty, but the other train was packed, and the trains were going the same direction (East)
Bruno thinks the train trip was weird because
They look at him in fear and awe.
How do the soldiers feel about Bruno's father?
loud and booming. It is quite easy to hear him from across the room
Father's voice is...
What are the two words Bruno has been taught to say whenever anyone said it to him?
What is the nicest room in the new house?
Bruno says he doesn't like the new house, and that he thinks they should go back to Berlin.
What is Bruno's response when his father asks him if he likes the new house?
That sometimes you have to do things you don't want to do.
What is Bruno's father's response to Bruno's dislike of the house?
To punish his father
Why does Bruno think the Fury sent his father to Out-With?
No, he gets cold and distant
Does father get angry often?
Yes, because Bruno's father helped her.
Does Maria defend Bruno's father?
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