The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas Character Descriptions

John Boyne
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Bruno

This protagonist in the novel is nine years old when the story begins. When he learns that his family is moving out of their house in Berlin, he is deeply saddened.

Gretel

This character is the protagonist’s older sister. He refers to her as a hopeless case because he does not understand her moods and actions most of the time.

Bruno's Mother

This character in the story was initially very proud of her husband when he was promoted to a higher rank in the military, but is later devastated when she learns at a dinner with the Fuhrer that her husband has been reassigned as the commandant of a concentration camp.

Bruno's Father

This character is a high-ranking solider with the military in Germany during World War II. In the narrative, it is revealed that Adolf Hitler personally came to his home in Berlin and assigned...

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