Search results

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

BSP Activities

C.  The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas relates to the Nazis treatment of the Jews during the Holocaust. In your groups of not more than 4, do the following:

·      Share with your group the books and movies, which you have read or watched, that portray this tragic time in history.
·      What did you learn about life of the Jews at the time?
·      Why is it important for us to remember the Holocaust?
·      What does prejudice mean to you? What causes it? How can it be prevented or overcome?

D. John Boyne calls BSP ‘a fable’. A fable is a short tale that teaches a moral, or lesson. The main characters are characterized quickly with a few broad strokes. One character usually displays a flaw that leads to a downfall. The conclusion leads directly to the moral. A fable is universal, cross-cultural, and ultimately, highlights what makes us human. As you read the novel, use this chart to provide specific examples of how it fits this genre.

Characteristics of a Fable
Examples from
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
Teaches a moral

Main characters are broadly drawn

One character displays a flaw that leads to a downfall

Highlights what makes us human

No comments:

Post a Comment