Essay on The Movie ' The Boy 's The Striped Pajamas '

1092 Words Apr 7th, 2016 5 Pages
Throughout the movie, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, Bruno loses his faith in his country and starts to identify more with the Jews than the German people because he deems the Jews as more honorable. Bruno’s childhood innocence prevents him from understanding why people hate the Jewish race so much. He unintentionally befriends a Jew working in a camp and starts to see the world in a new light. When Bruno first sees the working camp, he mistakes it for a farm. When Bruno asks his mother about it, she perpetuates this lie that the camp is a farm. Despite his mother’s warnings, he sneaks outside one day to play near the camp. It’s there that he meets another eight year old boy called Shmuel. Bruno remarks “It’s not fair. Me being stuck here while you play with friends all day,” when he meets Shmuel for the first time. Bruno still thinks that the working camp is a farm. The way that the sentence is broken up and what he’s talking about reinforces that Bruno is still a child and doesn’t really know what’s going on. The way he says that he’s the one being treated unjustly goes back to how the German people felt at that time period. Many felt that the Jews were an evil people. Since they were thought to be evil, many thought that the Jews deserved to be put in camps. Not everyone understood how bad the camps really were, which is reinforced by the mother’s reaction after learning what was really going on in those camps. The mother was appalled, like many other people. When…

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