The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas - Chapters 6-10 Summary & Analysis

John Boyne
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Chapters 6-10 Summary

Chapter 6. The Overpaid Maid. Still unhappy with his new living situation a few days later, Bruno complains to the family maid, Maria. At first Maria resists speaking with Bruno about his unhappiness, but when Bruno makes a disparaging remark against his father, Maria jumps to the father's defense. Maria tells Bruno how her mother once worked for his grandmother when she was a well-known singer. When Maria came to Bruno's father down on her luck and in need of a job, he quickly gave her one. Not only that, but Bruno's father paid for medical care for Maria's mother and for her burial expenses when the older woman died. Maria assures Bruno that his father is a good man despite his present job for the Fury.

Chapter 7. How Mother Took Credit for Something That She Hadn't Done. Several weeks later, a bored Bruno decides to...

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