They can't really tell the difference. What does Bruno ask Shmuel every day? People were treated so cruelly at the back of the place that I lived. Oh, scrap that thought; having Kotler back would have been a waste of time. Opposite the wardrobe is my desk where I study every day. It is a three floor house; the top floor having three bedrooms and one bathroom, the ground floor having only a kitchen, a dining room and anew office, and finally the basement where the servants slept. Roll on the wall: Pretend this outline is Bruno. How does Bruno feel about the trains? His dad is a Nazi soldier.
Kotler becomes furious and Shmuel and Bruno get scared. Why does he almost turn back? Lieutenant Kotler grew very angry with Pavel and no one—not Bruno, not Gretel, not Mother and not even Father—stepped in to stop him doing what he did next, even though none of them could watch. Out with the people who lived here before us, I expect,' said Gretel. He knows that things aren't going to change. Why is it important to not pass judgments based on appearances? What did the plaque on the garden bench read? This shows at the argument after supper before the play where grandmother expresses her disgust towards her son. What is really going on in the story, that Bruno is not aware of? We also learn more about the cook of the place, Pavel.
How had Gretel changed since moving to Out-With? The words keep going over and over in my head, 'you caused the death of your Son. What does Bruno ask Maria about Pavel? Activity Debate: Do people with power ever abuse their power? Make a web diagram for each theme. I mean, it was serious then, right? Where grandfather is proud, grandmother is disgusted, showing the difference between their point of view. The soldiers leave, close the door and seal it shut. Symbols — The Fence The fence is a very big part of this book. How did Gretel treat Maria in comparison to the way Bruno treated her? Bruno continues to go see Shmuel regularly.
I still think about my father too. He feels as if there is nothing new to explore in this new house. It hurts to remember back when I moved with our father at his new workplace. When Shmuel has a black eye, what does Bruno think happened? When Mother comes home and finds that Pavel cleaned Bruno she sends Bruno upstairs. Our new house only has three stories and my old house had five! Another point worth adding is that all Swiss citizens are required to serve in the military at some point.
Next to the living room is the room of my parents. Bruno and Shmuel both born on April fifteen, nineteen thirty four. Activity Point of view: Different people see things differently. A tutor told Bruno that it was his destiny to kill Jews. This makes me think of him as a coward, because he does not want to take the responsibility of telling his son the truth, as he might react in an aggressive way. Do they know what is happening? On the third day Shmuel came but was late. Why were Bruno and Shmuel friends when they were on different sides of the fence? What is your opinion of your brother Bruno? Bruno is the main charater.
Why could Bruno not understand why Shmuel was sad? How long must it have taken him to dig that hole? Also I think he is a heartless man, one who is selfish and only cares about himself. They may literally be neighbors with the horrors of the Holocaust, but the bubble of privilege they live in as the children of Nazis remains pretty impenetrable. Who looks after him and what do they do? I am an old woman now, who due to health problems, is not going to live for much longer. There seems to be no other homes in any direction of them. He was such a rude, insolent man.
Very kind-hearted and thoughtful but is very miss treated by soldiers because of who he is. Sara Michelle Fetters: Why did you want to write this book? I think that it foreshadows that something will go wrong later on in the book. . Bruno said he would bring a outfit of his clothes for him because his pyjamas were looking worn. God told us to love our neighbors, even if they are different. How many people died horrifically at the back of the house? Bored at the new house, he goes exploring and … creates an unusual friendship with a young Jewish boy when he comes across a barbed-wire fence.
Bruno is unaware of what his fathers job truly involves. We have lived there for around 15 years. Dead grass, no one to play with except for the Hopeless Case there is nothing. The author, mistakenly, thinks the name is hard to pronounce: the only thing about it that is 'hard' for native speakers of English is the spelling. The boys name is Shmuel. At the end of the chapter, Gretel and Bruno realize they have lice, and Bruno has to shave his head, making him look more like Shmuel.