The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

Comparing/Contrasting the Movie and Book! By Grace Bryson

I found a lot of differences in the book vs. the movie, mainly how I pictured the characters and setting.

Bruno- Shorter, lighter hair

Gretel- Taller, darker hair (light brown)

Father- Taller, stronger, dark brown/black hair

Mother- Blonde hair, shorter

Here are some of the main differences I found in the plot:

  • Bruno is 8 years old, not 9.
  • In the beginning of the movie, Bruno's family has a party for Father's promotion.
  • The soldiers watch a propaganda with the other soldiers, and Bruno watches.
  • Instead of Grandmother dying of sickness, she dies from a bombing.
  • Mother notices Bruno is gone sooner, and they find his clothes and know he is gone sooner.
  • Bruno doesn't shave his head.

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Some similarities I found between the book and movie are:

  • Father and Grandmother have a disagreement about Father's job.
  • Gretel throws her dolls out and puts up maps and posters.
  • Pavel helps Bruno and talks with him.
  • Bruno and Shmuel are ordered to march to the gas chambers.
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