The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

John Boyne

Primary Setting

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Main Conflict

Bruno's friend Shmuel lives in a concentration camp. Bruno's father is a solider and Shmuel is a jew so Bruno and him are not supposed to be friends.

1-2 Events from the beginning of the book

Bruno's family moves to Poland because father is now a solider.When they get there Bruno goes to his room and looks out his window and sees a barbed wire fence that stretches as far as he can see.

1-2 Events from the middle of the book

Bruno meets a boy named Shmuel that lives in the concentration camp.Grandmother dies and Bruno and his grandmother were close also Kolter is sent away from Auschwitz and Gretel is really upset.

1-2 Events from the end of the book

Bruno is leaving soon to head back to his house in Berlin and he wants to play with Shmuel before he leaves. They come up with an idea to climb under the fence so Shmuel and Bruno can play together. Bruno and Shmuel are playing on Shmuel's side of the fence and they hear gun shots. They get into this big group and start marching somewhere. They get inside this room and the lights go off. Now Bruno has been missing for a year and his parents don't know where he went.