Setting Of The Boy In The Striped Pajamas

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Pugsley 1 Ethan Pugsley Ms. Di Panfilo ENG 101 6 November 2017 How Setting Impinges Upon The Boy In The Striped The Striped Pajamas In many fictional works the setting can change the whole story in the blink of an eye. The Boy In The Striped Pajamas is a book set in WWII. However, the story is told through the eyes of a young, innocent german boy named Bruno. Bruno’s family lives in Berlin until Hitler orders Bruno’s father to move to Auschwitz to direct the camp. Bruno eventually meets and befriends one of the Jewish prisoners living in the camp. Specific parts of the setting such as the weather and the time period can heavily influence the mood, negatively or positively. Also, individual aspects of the character’s surroundings can provide the basis for important events and/or twists in the plot. Character's thoughts, actions, and feelings can be developed with help from the setting. The setting of a concentration camp negatively influences the mood, provides the basis for pivotal events in the plot, and develops the character’s thoughts and actions in The Boy In The Striped Pajamas. The mood throughout the story is very often negatively influenced by the setting of a concentration camp. The house in which Bruno and his family live at Auschwitz is small and lonely. “The new house, however, stood all on its own in an empty, desolate place and there were no other houses anywhere to be seen, which meant there would be no other families around and no other boys to play
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