The Boy In The Striped Pajamas Point Of View

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How Can Point of View and Character Shape the Theme of a Text? One of the themes in The Boy in the Striped Pajamas is fear can prevent us from doing the right thing, even for our friends. For example, in paragraphs 44-47 of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, both Bruno and Shmuel let each other down when Lieutenant Kotler furiously interrogates them. Instead of taking all the blame for the trouble, Shmuel tells the truth about the food that Bruno has given him. Both of the boys try to be good friends, but fear forces them to do the opposite. When Lieutenant Kotler asks Shmuel if he has stolen food, Shmuel replies, “No,sir. He gave it to me… He’s my friend,” in paragraph 47. Likewise, Bruno lets Shmuel down too. When asked if he knows Shmuel,
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