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9a, engelska Essay

Skapad 2021-01-22 14:41 i Blommensbergsskolan Stockholm Grundskolor
Grundskola 9 Engelska
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The boy in the striped pajamas
Essay topics




Choose 1 topic.

Write 2 pages.
(If you haven’t filled 1 page, chose one more topic and so on.)
Two lessons.






1.   If you could change the ending of the book.
What would you change?


Write your alternative ending and explain why you changed it the way you did.




2.   Imagine that you are Bruno’s father. You realise what has happened to Bruno. Write down what regrets you might have about the choice you’ve made, throughout and at the end of the story.


3.   Write a newspaper article, a report, about the events at Auschwitz and the story about the two boys.


4.   Write the next chapter. What would happen next? After Bruno and Shmuel ended up in the chamber?




5.   Film VS book. Compare them and give you opinion of which you liked more. Pros and cons.




6.   How does Boyne bring the past into the present to create a sense of timelessness around the Holocaust?




Aspects:          Names (Outwith and The Fury)


                      The soldiers (L Kotler and in general)


                      The prisoners (Pavel. Shmuel and in general)


                      The fence


The last lines “Of course all this happened a long time ago and nothing like that could ever happen again. Not in this day and age.




7.   The boy in the striped pajamas is subtitled “A Fable”. A fable is a short story from which the reader should learn a moral lesson.
What moral lesson do you think this fable wants to teach us?




8.   Identify (who are they) and describe the following characters and explain their function in the plot.


Characters:     Shmuel    Gretel


                     Bruno       L Kotler


                     Father      Pavel




    9.  Identify and write down five examples of situations in which Bruno
        does not understand Shmuel’s situation, what goes on in Outwith,
        the War or the Holocaust. What are the effects of these scenes on
        the reader’s attitude towards Bruno?






Good luck!






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