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mattybrawn | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted September 12, 2012 at 11:02 AM via web

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How does bruno misinterprets the people or event around him and how does boyne create this misunderstandin?

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msbluelemonade | Student | eNotes Newbie

Posted September 15, 2012 at 6:59 AM (Answer #1)

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Boyne explores the theme of the significance of innocence through use of malapropisms and third person subjective naive limited narrator.

Malapropisms include:

-          “Heil Hitler," he said, which, he presumed, was another way of saying, "Well, goodbye for now, have a pleasant afternoon.” 

-          Bruno internally deludes himself into believing that Shmuel has many friends and is so much luckier than him

-          Bruno does not understand his father's role in the Holocaust and just knows that it is important for the 'foreseeable future' and his uniform is handsome

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