The Boy In The Striped Pajamas Conflict

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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas is a historical fiction novel set in Germany during the time period of the Holocaust. Bruno and his family have to move from their house in Berlin and moved to Auschwitz next to a concentration camp. There his dad works for the Nazi party and goes to work at the camp next to his house, the camp is ran by Hitler and other Nazi officials. Bruno was out exploring and was curious about if there was anyone to play with one the other side of the fence which is the concentration camp and found a boy named Shmuel sitting on the other side of the fence. Bruno is very curious and wants to play with him. Him and Shmuel become friends and they try to help each other out by Shmuel gave Bruno a pair of Striped pajamas so they …show more content…
Bruno is a young kid and doesn’t understand why he needs to move. He is angry and upset by this because he has to leave his friends and his old house in Berlin. He doesn't know whether to love his dad anymore. Bruno thinks that his dad is very selfish and doesn't care about anyone. Bruno did not want this to happen to him. He was very mad and upset about this situation. A quote that showed “I don't like it here said Bruno.” “Carl's not here Daniels not here and Martins not here and no fruits and vegetable stalls and no streets no cafes with tables outside and none to push you from pillar to post on a saturday afternoon.” “Bruno… said Father.” “Bruno walked away sadly.” (Pgs. 47,48,49) These quotes show that bruno didn't want to move to his new house and he was very sad that he had to do this just because of his dad. Another piece of evidence that showed that showed why Bruno doesn't respect his dad anymore is at the end of the book when they were about to move back to Berlin he didn't really mind that his dad is not going with him. At the end when they were about to leave but then Bruno went to the other side of the fence, Bruno did not acknowledge the facts that he was leaving his dad. he did not even say good bye. As you can see from these quotes and examples show the personal conflict of Bruno not loving his dad …show more content…
In the being of the story he said to Shmuel that were not supposed to be friends, were supposed to be enemies. He did not know weather to listen to his dad or still be friends with Shmuel. Later in the story he realizes that his dad is wrong and that his whole fence thing is not right and that he everyone should play together Jews or not. He says “You're my best friend, Shmuel, my best friend for life.”(Pg.213) This quote shows that Bruno has finally realized that his dad is wrong and he can be friends with whomever he wanted to. As you can see clearly that the internal conflict is whether Bruno should be friends with Shmuel or not because of his dad and his

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