The Boy in the Striped Pajamas


"If you ask me we're all in the same boat and it's leaking."

What does Bruno mean by this and what is he comparing it with?

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“Well you've been brought here against your will, just like I have. If you ask me, we're all in the same boat. And it's leaking.”

I think he is speaking with Maria the housemaid. Bruno is using the metaphor of a sinking boat to the feeling he gets about "Out With" and his surroundings. Bruno is a sensitive boy and, although he does not yet comprehend how true his statement is to the war in general, he feels it within himself.