What dose fathers office look like in the boy in striped pyjamas

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One of the most important rules that Bruno must follow at home is to never enter his father's office. Bruno's father is a high-ranking Nazi commandant who conducts business from his home office and does not want his son disturbing him. Bruno obeys his father's rule that his office is "Out Of Bounds At All Times And No Exceptions" and has only been inside his father's office a few times.

In chapter 5, Bruno finally gets a chance to step into his father's new office at their house in Out-With. Bruno recalls seeing high ceilings and feeling the luxurious carpet underneath his feet throughout the office. There are also rich mahogany shelves aligning the walls, where books are neatly stacked and resemble the walls of a library. In the center of the office is a massive oak desk that sits in front of two high windows, which overlook the garden outside. Bruno is impressed with his father's luxurious office and is surprised at all the expensive features inside.

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