Boy in theStripedPajamasBy John BoynePower Point By Mary Sesti
AuthorBoyne was born on 30 April 1971 in John Dublin John Boyne is the author of eight novels, as well as a number of short stories He studied English Literature at Trinity College, Dublin, and creative writing at the University of East Anglia, Norwich. He started writing at a very young age, not long after he first started reading and discovered the joys of getting lost in someone else’s world.
The BeginningAt the beginning of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, Bruno and hisfamily are living in a large home in Berlin, Germany. He has three bestfriends and he loves his life. Then we find out that Bruno’s dad is thecommander of the Nazi army and the family is forced to move to a newhome in Poland. Bruno hates his new house. He thinks it is sad andboring. One day he was playing in his room and he noticed a largefenced in farm. He sees people on the farm that are dressed in stripedpajamas. Bruno over heard his dad’s soldiers talking about the farm andhe decides that it is called “Out With.”
The MiddleOne day Bruno decided he wanted to go exploring in the forest byhis house. While he was exploring, he didn’t realize he was playingby a huge electric fence. On the other side of the fence Brunonoticed a little boy playing in the dirt. Bruno was so excited to findanother child that he didn’t even realize the fence was in betweenthem. Bruno and the boy started talking and they got to know eachother. Bruno found out that the boy’s name was Shmuel, they werethe same age, and they had the same birthday. Everyday Brunowent to the fence to play with Shmuel and they soon became verygood friends.
The EndBruno’s Father decided that Out With was not a good place for Bruno, hissister, and his Mother to live. So, his Father told him he had one day leftand then he would get to go back home. Bruno didn’t like this newsbecause he knew Shmuel would be sad. Bruno immediately went to thefence and talked to Shmuel. Shmuel was very upset but something elsewas bothering him too. Shmuel told Bruno that his Father had gonemissing and he couldn’t find him anywhere. Bruno felt very bad so he toldShmuel he would help him find his Father. So the next day Bruno broughta shovel and dug under the fence. On the other side of the fence, Shmuelwas waiting for Bruno with a pair of striped pajamas. Bruno put on thepajamas and they started to search. Their search was cut short by awhistle that sent them into a line. They were forced to march into a roomand take off their clothes. Then they were pushed into another room wherethey were gassed and killed.
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