The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas Essay

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“The boy in the striped pyjamas” is a 2006 Holocaust novel, written by Irish novelist John Boyne. The novel has sold more than five million copies around the world. In both 2007 and 2008, it was the best-selling book of the year in Spain, and it has also reached number one on The New York Times bestseller list, as well as in the UK, Ireland and Australia. The book was adapted in 2008 as a film of the same name. The story happens in the Nazi Germany. The setting is very important because that’s what makes the story develop according to the time and place. The characters are: Bruno, a German boy at the age of 9, the son of a Nazi general and Schmuel, a young Jewish boy with the same age as Bruno. These two characters are extremely important to the story, since they are the main issue developing in the conflict. These two young boys will break the barriers imposed by Hitler’s regime and their social differences and will become friends. “The boy in the striped pyjamas” is an historical fiction based on the horrors of the WWII. Together with his mother, his sister Gretel and his father, an important man in the hierarchy of the Nazi army, happily lives their days in their beautiful Berlin home where his only worry was to play with his three friends. All these changes when one day he sees the maid of the house, Maria, packing his things. Bruno finds out that after Fuhrer promotes his father as a general, the whole family…show more content…
But I confess that, “The boy in the striped pyjamas” is one of the books that touched me really hard. This story is about true friendship. Bruno and Shmuel become friends without any other interests but to have a friend. They cannot play with each other because they are separated by a fence, however, that does not prevent them from having a great time during the hours they spend together. Besides the representation of a true friendship, this story is about regret and
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