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I Refuse To Watch 'The Boy In The Striped Pajamas'

Please, do not ask me to watch it

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I Refuse To Watch 'The Boy In The Striped Pajamas'
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I bet you are wondering "Why do you refuse to watch The Boy in the Striped Pajamas?" well I"m about to explain my reasons why I will not watch that movie, ever again. Spoilers are included.

As a person who LOVES horror/scary movies, I barely get scared from them. I'm able to laugh it off whenever a vicious monster tries to scare me. As we all know, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas isn't considered part of the horror genre, but rather that of historical fiction, fable and CHILDREN'S LITERATURE (Kanye's pose is me).

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This movie has been based on the novel written by John Boyne. In my opinion, usually, books are better than the movies that come from them. However, I just want to point out that this movie and book, are both based on the Holocaust. The Holocaust happened many years ago, and this is true historical stuff. As I was scrolling through Netflix one day, I decided to watch it due to the fact that knowing about the Holocaust is interesting to me, but I also kept in mind how extremely sad and upsetting it all is at the same time. I thought I would be able to handle this movie, but I had no idea what I was in store for.

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The story is about an 8-year-old boy named Bruno. During World War II, he and his family were forced to leave Berlin and take up residency near a concentration camp where his father had just become a Nazi commandant. Bruno was lonely with no one to play with, and soon he meets a young boy about his age named Shmuel. But the thing is, Shmuel is a prisoner at the concentration camp. They've met, talking between/through a fence.

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According to eNotes based upon the movie, Bruno sees Shmuel often. However, Shmuel's father has gone missing, and Bruno agrees to help Shmuel find his father in the concentration camp (I believe he has been killed also.) Shmuel gives Bruno a uniform, which Bruno calls "the striped pajamas." The boys are unable to find any clues, but as soon as Bruno is about to leave for home, some of the soldiers come and round the two boys and many others in the camp into a building: a gas chamber. As Bruno and Shmuel held hands, all of the people inside are killed.

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This part completely broke my heart, and made me not to watch this movie ever again. However, the part that made me feel sick to my stomach was when Bruno's parents noticed that Bruno was missing. They track him to the camp and notice the empty barracks, which indicates a gassing took place. In that moment, they both knew that their son had been killed, and the way Bruno's mom broke down and cried made me feel so frightened and shocked. After that I couldn't just bear to watch the scene any longer due to the amount of heartbreak coming from Bruno's mom.

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Ever since I first watched the movie a few years ago, it has continued to make me feel uneasy. Even thinking about the Holocaust is enough to make me feel sick to my stomach, but witnessing effect people in such a real way has me shook to another level. All Bruno wanted was a friend, and even though he and Shmuel logistically should not have been, they became closer than anyone could have thought possible. Before watching this movie, I couldn't have even began to imagine what being in this situation would have been like, but now that I have, it breaks my heart on an even deeper level.

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After I watched the movie, that night I went to bed and I had a nightmare. In my dream, I was taken away by Nazis who only wanted biracial people. I was taken out of my home and away from my parents. I remember being so afraid that I started crying. I was dragged out from my bed, had contracted awful bruises from the Nazis.

Because of this, I refuse to watch 'The Boy in the Striped Pajamas.' I haven't been able to force myself to watch it again since then. It surprised much this movie affected me, even though it's not a horror movie. So please, don't ask me to watch it because I will say no, thank you.

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