The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

How does the author make us feel sympathy for the characters?

How does John Boyne make us sympathize with the characters? Please give a long answer.

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There are only certain characters that we feel sorry for. These happen to be sympathetic characters to begin with. Shmuel is a sensitive little boy in a death camp; Bruno is an empathetic boy who must live with his father: the Nazi commander of the death camp; Pavel is an old man who prepares meals and waits on Bruno's family at Out-With: he is a former doctor who is very kind to Bruno. The reader is given a lot of reasons to connect with and care about these characters.