6. Shmuel crowded conditions at Auschwitz was the connection Bruno made of the train. Both boys were edgy when the crowd gathered, without knowing the danger that lay ahead of them.
7. Bruno father success in life was what he believed was the proper behavior of a man in uniform, follow directions and keeps your mouth shut. I do not think he would have learned one thing from finding his son's dead body in a crowd of striped pajamas. Killing fields continue to excesses today in Darfur, with all the modern technology we still wait, watch and do nothing.
8. I think Bruno’s sister knew he was overly curious about the people on the other side of the fence. Looking without exploring was what made Gretel nervous.
9. I wish I could see a double meaning in these two words. I believe Hitler was a raging maniac who corrupted a society into believing he/they was superior. Out-with, the Jewish people, was the author’s way of creating a sick joke on what people in Germany may have viewed hard working, people who prospered and shared their wealth among themselves. Jealousy comes to mind here.
10. “You wear the right outfit and you feel like the person you’re pretending to be.” (p, 205)
How is this true for Bruno? He must feel worthless, and frightened in the pajamas. What does this statement contribute to the overall meaning of the story? Don’t we all judge people by their dress code, in school, work and even at the check out stand in Wal-mart? I wish I could say, no I do not judge people by their dress code but that would be a lie.
11. The moral of the story may be we all need to look closer at how effortless it is to sit back and do nothing.