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How would you describe Bruno's character in The Boy in the Striped Pajamas?referance...

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isi | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted April 18, 2010 at 2:38 AM via web

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How would you describe Bruno's character in The Boy in the Striped Pajamas?

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besure77 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Senior Educator

Posted April 18, 2010 at 2:51 AM (Answer #1)

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Bruno is a young boy who was forced to move with his family to a home that is located near a concentration camp. He is very lonely and misses his friends a great deal. Most people around him are filled with a hatred towards the Jews but he does not entirely understand this.

I would describe Bruno as being curious, bored, and lonely. He also also has a kind heart. He becomes a very close friend of Schmuel who is a boy of the same age but living inside the concentration camp. The following quote describes the caring nature that Bruno has towards others. Even in the face of fear, Bruno stayed close by his friend.

"...Despite the chaos that followed, Bruno found that he was still holding Shmuel's hand in his own and nothing in the world would have persuaded him to let go".

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aussiem0zzi | Student | eNoter

Posted September 2, 2012 at 9:15 AM (Answer #2)

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Innocent. Though the whole book he seems to show that he has no idea about his fathers job, the war and shmuel (not sure spelling.) It's because he doesn't know any better. He is only 9.

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s110111 | Student, Grade 9 | eNoter

Posted January 15, 2012 at 9:04 PM (Answer #3)

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a hatred???

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