I got a 7 for my WA on English B in 2019. The topic was about the novel, “‘The boy in the striped pyjamas’
“The boy in the striped pyjamas” is a historical fiction written by John Boyne. It is narrated from the perspective of Bruno, a 9-year-old son of Nazi commander who moved with his family from Berlin to Auschwitz camp. Bruno walked along the fence near the camp one day and became friends with Shmuel, a Jewish boy living inside the camp. He sneaked into the camp to look for Shumuel’s father but ended up dying with other prisoners in a gas chamber.
In the written assignment, my aim is to show Shumuel’s vivid feelings about his deprived life as a Jew and to demonstrate how Jews were treated by Nazi soldiers in Auschwitz during World War II. Since the book is written from Bruno’s perspective, Shumuel’s feeling is not clearly described. Through his diary, I wanted to emphasize the pain of family separation and mistreatment that Shumuel experienced as a Jewish child.
The aim is achieved through Shumuel’s diary entry about his life after moving to the camp; it was accidently found in the Jewish bedroom while the Nazi soldiers searched for Bruno for days in the entire camp until his clothes were discovered outside the fence…
- Total number of pages: 4 pages
- Topic: The boy in the striped pyjamas
- Subject: English B
- The file is in PDF format.