Themes in 'The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas' and 'Stand By Me'

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English assement Essay term 3 By Alannah Grasso Weighting: 25% Due date: Friday, week 9 The issue of children in trouble is explored in a range of themes in both the book ‘The Boy in the striped pyjamas and the movie ‘Stand By me’. The boy in the striped pyjamas by John Boyne and the movie stand by me by Rob Reiner. Friendship the main characters relationship with their fathers particularly demonstrated in both texts explores the issue of children in trouble. In analysis the theme of friendship in the boy in the striped pyjamas we can see how Bruno and shumel are the children in trouble. Firstly, how Bruno and shmuel meet shown children in trouble. They don’t meet in a school playground, but instead meat when Bruno goes exploring and meets Shmuel a polish boy on the other side of the fence in a concentration camp. He and goes on this adventure and find ‘the dot that became a speck that became a blob that became a figure that became a boy’. Both boys are not aware of each other’s lives and existence. They are innocent and naïve to what is really happening in the world around them. The reality of World War 2. Throughout the Boy in the Striped Pyjamas Shmuel and Bruno embark on their relationship and bond. Bruno and Shmuel show their relationship by Bruno bring food to Shmuel and playing games together. Bruno notices that ‘his friend seemed a lot happier these days and his eyes didn’t seem so sunken, although his body was still ridiculously skinny and his face unpleasantly grey ‘This shows how Bruno and Shmuel had a fantastic partnership throughout the friendship between them because even though Shmuel situation is that of a child in trouble. In the movie Stand By Me the issue of children in trouble. Sceen between the two main characters Chris and Gordie. Chris is known as “the bad boy”. This is mentioned at the start by Chris stealing the ‘Milk money’

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