The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

the boy in striped pajamas

What do we learn about Gretel and Bruno in chapter 4

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We learn that they have no clue as to who the people in the camp are that they see so far away or what their father actually does.  Gretel assumes, "This must be the countryside" (33). She has learned about the countryside, with its farmers and animals, in school. She wonders out loud whether this is their holiday home. Bruno disagrees, pointing out that if it were a farm, there would be animals around, and there don't appear to be. The dirt ground also doesn't look as if it is capable of growing any food. Bruno wishes that Gretel would come up with an explanation and comfort him, but she doesn't. Check out the Chapter four summary below: