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Summary Analysis Bruno walks along the length of the fence for a long time. It feels as if the fence is several miles long, and he continues to follow it until his house becomes so far away he can no longer see it.
Despite his lengthy exploration, he sees no entrance or exit to the camp on the other side of the fence. Just when he is starting to feel a little hungry, and wonders if perhaps it is time to turn around, he sees a small dot in the distance.
He wonders if perhaps it is a mirage, a phenomenon which he once read about. As Bruno gets closer, however, he realizes the dot is a boy. Bruno goes to explore the fence, finally finding some kind of excitement in his new home. Bruno notices that the boy is wearing the striped pajamas he has seen all of the people outside the window wearing, including a striped cap cloth on his head.
The boy is not wearing any socks or shoes, and he seems very forlorn and dirty. On his arm, he wears an armband with a star on it. His face seems almost grey, and his eyes are very large and sad. Bruno thinks that he has never seen such a skinny boy in his entire life. The boy is in his concentration camp uniform which Bruno still somehow thinks are pajamasand bears the Star of David to brand him as a Jew.
His eyes seem wide and large because he is severely malnourished, as the people in the camp are kept in starvation conditions.
Boyne is stretching the truth here with the very existence of the boy, however—at Auschwitz, children too young to work were immediately killed.
Active Themes Related Quotes with Explanations Bruno tells the boy that he has been out exploring, but that he has not found anything yet, besides him. Bruno sits down on his side of the fence, and tells the boy that he lives in the house. The boy replies that he saw it once, but had not seen Bruno.
He tells Bruno that his name is Shmuel, and Bruno tells Shmuel his own name. Bruno replies that he is the only Bruno he knows, and Shmuel tells him that he is lucky. The boys exchange ages and birthdates, and are shocked to find that they have the exact same birthday: Though Shmuel is a relatively innocent nine-year-old boy just like Bruno, he is imprisoned while Bruno is not, simply because he is a Jew.
Active Themes Bruno asks Shmuel if he has any friends, and Shmuel says sort of—there are a lot of boys on his side of the fence, but they fight a lot. This is why he has come to the fence, to be alone. Bruno complains that he is bored on his own side of the fence with no one to play with, and thinks it unfair that Shmuel has so many companions.
He tells Shmuel that he is from Berlin, and is shocked when Shmuel does not know where Berlin is. Shmuel explains that he is from Poland, and Bruno is surprised, since Shmuel has been speaking to him in German.Page 89 Thomas Ladenburg, copyright, , , , [email protected] Chapter 14 The Founding Father’s Motives O ver the past years, Americans have perceived the motives of the men who wrote the.
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PLAY. Board of Indian Commissioners. The Board of Indian Commissioners was a committee that advised the federal government of the United States on Native American policy and it inspected supplies delivered to Indian agencies to ensure the fulfillment of government treaty obligations to tribes.
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Summary. Pony is confined to bed for a week, still recuperating and trying to remember and understand the events of the past few days. Looking through Soda's old yearbooks to pass the time, he stumbles across a picture of Robert Sheldon.