The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

Bruno's father

Bruno's father was a good or bad character ?

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This book has a little more going for it than flat characters. Bruno's father is part of the Nazi establishment and hence does some pretty bad things. Within this context, we get a sense that he may not have turned out to do horrible things if he had not been indoctrinated into the Nazis. He is formal but kind to his kids. He has compassion for their Jewish housemaid. At times it seems as though he feels trapped by the situation he is in. He cannot quit as that would put his family in danger.