The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas Essay

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09/03/12 Kaitlyn Hunt 7th period Why does Boyne end the book in the manner he does, rather than two paragraphs sooner? My opinion as to why he ended it the way he did is because he wanted to ensure to the readers that this story is fictional and could never happen. I beleive that he added the the last chapter to conclude the life of Buno's family, and to show how they were after his disapearance. The final paragraph is mearly the authors last thought. The last few paragraphs bring deaper feelings of the story to the readers eyes. They do so by explaining how Bruno's father and older sister truley felt about him. Gretel loved her little brother very much and after he went missing she cried for days in her bedroom. Father also missed him very much. Although he had an odd way of showing how he truley felt he was very broken hearted when he disapeared. Boyne explains how the whole family suffered and how they all delt with the loss of Bruno. It's a very sad and interesting story that has a lot of twist and turns to it. Boyne ends the last chapter with this paragraph. "And thats the end of the story about Bruno and his family. Of course all this happened a long time ago and nothing like that could ever happen again. Not in this day and age." He says this because like I said in the beginning he wanted to make sure that the readers new that there is no possible way something like this could ever happen. Because back in the 40's children in that part of the world were taught very young the differences between thereselves and

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