The Boy in Striped Pyjamas written by John Boyne

The book “The Boy in Striped Pyjamas” is situated during the second world war when all the Jews were send to concentration camps because of Hitler. this is the story of a 9 year old german boy called Bruno that who is by himself when separated from his friends back in his old town Berlin. so when he meets a powlish boy named Schmuel they have a strong friendship although Schmuel shouldnt be talking to Bruno because he is in the concentration camp. Bruno sticks with Schmuel throughout the whole story and even decides to dress in the striped Pyjamas that Schmuel is wearing so that he can pretend to be part of the concentration camp when they get led to the gas chamber.

The main theme that is adressed in this book is “Friendship” in the book the theme of friendship is very evident between the two boys when they first meet, even though they are both in very completely and seperate lives where there should not be any interaction between them they really need each others company because of there loneliness during this time of the war many times throughout the book we can see this when the Schmuel is working at Brunos house as a servant and bruno hands him food, although he denies giving this too him even though Schmuel still gets punished because the german dad thinks


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