How do Gretel's feelings towards Lieutenant Kotler change slightly in Chapter 7?
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In Chapter Seven, Bruno goes outside to find Gretel flirting with Lieutenant Kotler. Neither of his parents are home, and he is uncomfortable watching his sister talk to this solder, about whom Bruno has a bad feeling. Bruno asks about a spare tire, and Lieutenant Kotler makes a joke that goes over his head. When Gretel laughs, Bruno reminds her that she is only twelve years old and is herself a child. This greatly upsets her, since she wants to appear mature to Lieutenant Kotler.