Bruno is nine- year old boy who is growing up in Berlin during the World War II. He
lives in a 5-story house with his parents, his 12-year-old sister Gretel and a few servants.
His father has a very important job and they have just been visited by a man called the
Fury (aka Hitler). After he visits, his father gets a new uniform and his title is changed to
‘commandant’, and to Bruno’s displeasure the family have to move away to a place
called Outwith (Auschwitz) therefore I will explain stylistic techniques such as narrative
structure, tone and choice of language what shows the perspective of a nine year old boy
in World War II .
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He wondered whether that
was what was happening to him now.” (P105) John Boyle also made the reader feel like
when Bruno wasn’t under the command of his father and mother he would go bye his
adventure books as a manual on survival showing such innocent in his mind.
“Why are there so many people on that side of the fence? ‘He asked. ‘And what are you
all doing there?” (P115) There’s a cotton wool sense to this young boy were his parents
think of him to young to know the truth about the war but I find if he knew more about it
some things would of ended differently, but as he wasn’t told he become to much of an
adventurer, gullible or naïve to a great story.
“Down below he saw the door to father’s office standing open and a group of five men
outside it, laughing and shaking hands. Father was at the centre of them and looked very
smart in his freshly pressed uniform. His thick dark hair obviously been recently
lacquered and combed, and as Bruno watched from above he felt both scared and in awe
of him.” (P 42)
There’s also this desperation for Bruno to want a loving father the way Boyne portrays
him, booming voice, powerful and a strong man also with that the change in
houses have change the emotion and feel of his father seems like he has no time for his
family and little patience for them too.
I felt that when Bruno left Berlin, everyman who came into his life showed him no
warmth or love except for Pavel and that was one of the people “father said weren’t
people and they weren’t to be trusted”.
The new house compared to the old house shows the sudden change of emotion desolate,
all on its own and there is more in depth description on chapter two. Another point is the
surroundings of the new house, no one strolling along or rushing around everything felt
cold “as if he was in the loneliest place in the world” (p13).
Also in the chapter name ”Out of bounds at all time and no exceptions” pretty...