The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne

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What is a brief summary of the two main characters in The Boy in the Stripped Pajamas by John Boyne?

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The two main characters are the boys Bruno and Shmuel. Bruno is the son of a Nazi official who has been relocated to Auschwitz, which Bruno ironically calls "Out-With." Bruno is an intelligent, sensitive boy who is an analytical, thinking person with a strong moral sense. This sounds unusual for a boy, but may be less unusual than some have come to believe. Bruno's character is well illustrated when he objects to and becomes defensively protective after the way in which Lieutenant Kotler treats Pavel:

Kotler spoke to [Pavel] insolently, despite the fact that [Kotler] was young enough to be his grandson. ... "And...

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A brief summary of each character would be when you write a description of the characters feeling, emotions, conflicts or actions.  This would be things that deal in Direct Characterization and Indirect Characterzation for that character.  Direct is what you are being told, and indrect being the actions or what you are shown about the character and have to realize on your own.

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