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Compare And Contrast The Boy With The Striped Pajamas

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The Boy with the Striped Pajamas is a heart wrenching film that depicts the innocence of children in the midst of a racial war. Mark Herman, the director, chose to use two eight-year-old boys to expose the audience to a unique perspective of World War II. Bruno and Shmuel are first introduced to the audience as two completely different characters who are experiencing the Holocaust in completely different ways. Bruno is the son of the newly appointed commanding officer who oversees the concentration camp where Shmuel is kept prisoner. Since Bruno had to move away to be closer to the concentration camp, he has no friends and is always bored. Through his constant explorations, because he was lonely, he discovers Shmuel and they begin a forbidden
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