The Boy In The Striped Pajamas How Does Gretel Change

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“Childhood is measured out by sounds and smells and sights, before the dark hour of reason grows” (Boy in Striped Pajamas). The character in the novel “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas,” written by John Boyne, is twelve year old Gretel. This character begins to change after moving from her home in Berlin. The change involves the new environment and the new people she meets. Gretel seems to change after her encounter with Lieutenant Kotler, an officer in the German Army; the SS. Gretel, originally an arrogant and knowledgeable character, changes after she decided to become more mature. Gretel is arrogant. “She had made it clear to him from as far back as he could remember that…she was in charge” (Boyne 21). Before moving out of Berlin, Gretel made it known to her nine year old brother, Bruno, that she was in charge of him. Gretel continued to make it known she was in charge, even when the family left Berlin. They move into the Out-With house because of their father’s job transferring him to a new location. This made the entire family move with the father.…show more content…
“She…was considered to be one of the brightest girls in her class” (Boyne 33). After moving into their new home, Gretel is considered to be a knowledgeable character. According to Bruno since she knew how long the family would be staying in Out-With. While they were in their new house, Gretel saw Bruno looking out the window. Bruno started talking about all the children behind the tall fence in the distance. Gretel replied with, “Bruno, will you please explain to me what you meant by that last remark?”(Boyne

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