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Film Education | Resources | The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

18 Jan 2017 21:24 | Author: silvertiger651 | Category: Pizza business plan software

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas is an unforgettable and timeless story seen through the innocent eyes of Bruno, the eight-year-old son of the commandant at a concentration camp, whose forbidden friendship with a Jewish boy on the other side of the camp fence has startling and unexpected consequences.

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    tinymeercat507 18 Jan 2017 05:18

    The line "In a dark time, the eye begins to see." is the opening line of a poem by Theodore Roethke. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas is set in a metaphorically dark time in modern history -- the epicenter of the holocaust, World War II Germany. The boy, whose father is one of Hitler s SS, is "in the dark" about the reality of the war. When he befriends another young boy, he thinks the boy lives on a farm with a large fence, completely unaware that it is a death camp. The quote could have something to do with the fact that the boy s father refuses to acknowledge the danger of living so close to the camp -- and it is only after the tragic death of his young son (the "dark time") that he begins to "see" the horrors he has contributed to.

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    User1491398322 18 Jan 2017 02:08

    I like "Schindler s List" more What about "The Pianist"?