The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas Setting & Symbolism

John Boyne
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Banister

Bruno likes to slide down the banister in his home in Berlin from the top floor to the bottom.

Dolls

Gretel has a large collection of dolls that she plays with every day. After Kotler is reassigned, Gretel throws away all her dolls and turns her attention to other matters such as new hairstyles.

Tire Swing

Bruno builds a tire swing with an old tire and some rope a short time after coming to Out-With in order to entertain himself. However, Bruno falls off the swing and injures himself, forcing Pavel to treat his wounds.

Glasses

Bruno's mother has an expensive set of glasses given to her on her wedding day that she uses for special occasions and to dose herself with sherry. Shmuel comes to the house before a party celebrating the birthday of Bruno's father in order to polish these glasses.

Costumes

Bruno's grandmother would...

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