Analysis Of The Book ' The Boy Of The Striped Pajamas '

2429 Words Mar 30th, 2015 10 Pages
Austin Liebro
Jacki Weaver
World Literature
March 30, 2015 The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
Introduction
Most people view the Holocaust as one of the worst things that has ever happened in human history. It’s very difficult to argue this belief. Not only were millions of people killed in battle, but millions were killed outside of battle. After his murder of over six million Jews, Adolf Hitler became regarded as one of the most hated and evil people in the world, and still is today.
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas is a novel based on this time period. Written in 2006 by an Irish author named John Boyne, it is about a boy named Bruno who is nine years old growing up in Germany during the second World War. Even though it is written by an Irish author and not a German one, it is well-known for depicting just how bad the Nazi concentration camps (and the Holocaust in general) were, while telling an ultimately sad but interesting and entertaining story.
This novel can be considered important because it brings back the horrors of the Holocaust decades after its end, possibly reigniting the remembrance of those who lost their lives in the tragic event before it can be forgotten by the common people. Books like this need to be written in order to preserve the atmosphere of this terrible time in history. Without them, the horror could fade and history could repeat itself.
In this essay, there will be four parts: this one (the Introduction), Cultural and Historical Context, Summary…
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