Striped Pajamas section 2
- How does Boyne use indirect characterization to show that Grandmother is a candid, emotional and fearless woman?
- How is the inventory of Kotler’s activities on pages 95 an 96 an example of dramatic irony?
- When Bruno asks, “Who decided which people wore the striped pajamas and which people wore uniforms,” how does this evoke the themes of injustice and discrimination?
- How does Boyne use direct characterization to suggest the conditions of Shmuel’s life and how he felt about them?
- Why does Bruno tell Shmuel that they are “like twins,” and what theme does this scene suggest?
- How does Boyne use foreshadowing when Bruno suggests it’s unfair that Shmuel has dozens of friends to play with on his side of the fence?
- In his youthful innocence and inexperience, Bruno makes mistakes with names, calling the Polish camp where Shmuel is imprisoned “Out-With,” not Auschwitz, and referring to the Führer, or Hitler, as “the Fury.” What literary device is associated with Bruno’s mistakes?
- What fact about Shmuel’s story of being hauled off to “Out-With” does Bruno have difficulty believing?
- What happens at the dinner after Pavel spills the wine, and how was it foreshadowed?
- The disturbing news that Shmuel’s grandfather is missing is an example of what literary device?
WRITING ACTIVITY Why does Grandmother believe she might be to blame for the Commandant’s behavior?