Rhetoric In Boy In The Striped Pajamas

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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas “How do I look?” Bruno asked as he was putting his pajamas on. Shmuel responded with a nod indicating that they look alike. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas portrays a family during the German war and all the struggles they had faced. Bruno, who is the son of this family, wanted nothing but to go on an adventure. He even went against his mother’s strict orders not to leave and found himself outside a concentration camp. Children tend to have their own views on the world which results in them not seeing how harsh the world truly is especially when it comes to the aspect of race. In The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, the power of rhetoric is shown in the culture between the German’s and the Jew’s lives and the…show more content…
One way the producer used these appeals was in the use of Logos. Logos are used to persuade by reason or facts. In the movie Bruno’s dad, Ralf, was the commander of the German military who was recently appointed to the concentration camp in Auschwitz. His responsibilities were to look over the camp while Hitler was gone. While Bruno’s dad was having a meeting with the fellow members of the Nazi party, Bruno was spying on their conversation. The Nazi generals had put together a slideshow which made the camps look like a peaceful and welcoming environment. They persuaded the people by showing “evidence” of the Jews working for what looked like a good cause. Another way the appeals were used were to capture the audience’s attention was with the use of pathos. At the end of the movie, Shmuel had given Bruno a pair of striped pajamas which he had put on so he could sneak in and find his dad without being caught since he would look like a Jew. However, once he entered the other side of the fence they were immediately taken to the gas chambers and asked to take of their clothes. The children thought they were just taking showers and once they started to realize what was going on they started crying for help. The cries from the children brought the audience to sadness. Bruno’s parents were running around yelling for their little boy but Bruno was nowhere to be found until his father stumbled upon his clothes outside the fence. Lastly, the

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