The Holocaust is a subject that in most states are a required element of curriculum. Many choose to teach a version that does not include the graphic nature and torture that Jews withstood. Instead of give lecture or text based assignments many use movies to show the Holocaust, for their easier for children to understand. Issues that could arise would be if they are able to understand that not every story portrayed in a movie is an actual event and that some aspects are fictional while some are truthful. It is essential that teachers ensure their students are aware of the function that the movies is supposed to serve.
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, is a novel that explores how dreadful and evil the Holocaust was through the eyes of an innocent child. Boyne understands that for the readers to truly understand the horror of Holocaust, it has to be told through the eyes of someone who has lived through it. The protagonist, Bruno, is ignorant of what horrifying events are going on around him at the time, but becomes friends with a boy on the other side of the fence of a concentration camp called “Out-With” which is based on the real life Auschwitz. With a strong friendship, lack of knowledge, and irony, childlike innocence is revealed throughout the story, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne.
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, written by John Boyne, displays the importance of never letting a holocaust happen again, and he puts this into words in a sarcastic way. John Boyne’s story is a good teaching tool for the Holocaust, because he displays the overall theme, which is millions of Jews being put into concentration camps, and killed. He adds details of how Jewish people were treated horribly, which is what happened in the Holocaust. However what John Boyne fails to do is elaborate on the little details. For instance, the fence would have been barbed wire and it is not in the story. Despite the minor details, the story is a good teaching tool for the Holocaust, because it fulfills what
January 30, 1933 the Holocaust started, and went on for 12 years. This was a very bad time for people that were different. Bruno was a young boy who knew nothing about the Holocaust, and he moved near a camp. Bruno had made an forbidden friendship that will lead into a disaster. Sense Bruno didn’t know anything about the Holocaust he started to talk to a Jew named Schmuel. It was very naive that Bruno knew nothing about the Holocaust. Because of this Bruno became friends with Shmuel, and went into the camp. If Bruno knew then he could of tried to stop the Holocaust.
Aristotle wrote the ideal qualities in order to form the “perfect tragedy.” Many people argue today that Aristotle’s criteria for a perfect tragedy cannot be met, due to the fact that it is contradictory. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas was released in 2008 and I believe it meets Aristotle’s qualifications for a perfect tragedy, except for one part. In this movie, the Anagorisis does not prevent the praxis from happening.
In the novel The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne, the author highlights the main characters point of view to convey the theme that children who are sheltered from bad happening around them have a different,more positive, view of the world. Set during WWII, the story tells of a young boy named Bruno who meets another young boy, called Shmuel, and they form an incredible friendship. At the beginning of the book Bruno and his family are forced to move to Auschwitz. Bruno is very curious about many things, so it is only natural that when he sees the people in the striped pajamas behind a fence out of his window, he decides to check it out.That is when he meets Shmuel, a young Jew.
“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
Have you ever looked back and felt sad because of what happened in the Holocaust? The Nazis didn’t treat the Jews like thy would want to be treated. The boy in the Striped Pajamas is a sad story about a German family and a young boy that is a Jew during the Holocaust. A by named Bruno and his family (his dad is a soldier) had to move to auschwitz where Bruno would find a boy named shmuel (a jewish boy) and they met almost every day to talk. One dad something happened… John Boyne reveals actions throughout the story to build suspense.
Bruno and Shmuel were able to portray the true meaning of friendship. The Boy in Striped Pajamas historically showed us the emotional side of the events that took place during the Holocaust. Even though friends and families were being physically separated, the movie gave the audience the insight of the true emotions felt during the World War II time
During the movie, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, many scenes displayed Bruno’s helplessness and inability to help neither the Jews, nor himself in the end. For instance, Lieutenant Kurt revealed to Bruno’s mother about the concentration camps without the knowledge of Bruno’s father. This enraged him so he sought for his revenge by putting Lieutenant Kurt on the spot with the topic of his father, who was said to have left the country in opposition to the German ways. Lieutenant Kurt then released all his anger and frustration on Pavel, a kind Jew who tended to Bruno’s injury after falling off his swing in the beginning of the movie, right in front of Bruno’s eyes. Later, the clueless Bruno found out that he was beaten to death when his sister said that Pavel will never be coming back. Then, there was another scene where Shmuel, Bruno’s new Jewish friend who was also eight years old, was temporarily called out from the concentration camp because they Germans needed a pair of small hands to dry and polish all the glassware at Bruno’s house. Knowing how Shmuel is always hungry, Bruno gave him a few cookies. Right after, Lieutenant Kurt came into the room and found Shmuel eating so he automatically assumed that he stole
Bruno not knowing about the camp being a Jewish concentration camp was one of the reasons he went into the camp in the first place. If Bruno had known about Out-With and the real identity of it then he would never have explored to find the dot that became a speck that became a blob that became a figure that became a boy. Since Bruno didn’t know about Out-with and the holocaust he went to explore and find the dot, and that dot became his best friend for a short life. The innocent dot that Bruno found ended up being the tragedy that caused his death. Bruno’s naivety lead him into Out-With along side his best friend for life, Shmuel. Bruno and Shmuel had never played together and Bruno was leaving back home for Berlin that day, the best friends for a short life wanted something to remember about each other. “‘I’d like to have seen it’ He added’. . .’Well?’ said Shmuel. ‘Why don’t you then?’. . .’it would be a great adventure. Our final adventure. I could do some exploring at last’” (Boyne 197-198). Bruno’s best friend for life lead him to the end of both of their lives. Bruno was naive about many things, but nothing more than the situation he had to make the best of and live
Bruno, initially, has ignorance about everything going on in his life. For example, his dissatisfaction with leaving Berlin is demonstrated in many parts of the story. He is shown to the reader as being innocent, immature, and unable to give things a chance. On many occasions, Bruno complains about moving to “Out-With” (Auschwitz). He continually complains before even giving himself a chance to experience it. He was whining and being stubborn. To illustrate, in the novel, the author says, “Nothing, thought Bruno, not even the insects, would ever choose to stay at Out-With.
At the beginning of the movie, Bruno is completely naive about Germany patriotism. It has the audience curious because Bruno live in Berlin where is known as the capital of Nazi Germany. He at first thought the concentration camp as a farm where he could possibly meet his potential playmate. It is surprising when Bruno is unaware of the Nazi’s propaganda against the Jews. Assumingly, Bruno and Gretel are going to a public school where Nazis ideology was educated in the early age. Even with an overprotective mother, Elsa, little Bruno must have seen the inequality in Berlin such as benches at the park labeled as “Aryans only” and the Jews being rejected from using streetcars in Berlin. As a German boy, Bruno must have witness the scene of “der
In the Film, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, Directed by, Mark Herman takes place during World War II. The main characters are Bruno, a German boy who is the son of an SS officer that is played by Asa Butterfield, and Shmuel a Jewish boy who is captured inside a concentration camp, played by Jack Scanlon. This film is art because it does an amazing job of portraying how they treated people in the camps thus making you feel anger and sympathy.