The Boy in the Stripped Pyjamas
The concept of power is seen in Mark Herman's movie "The Boy in the Stripped Pyjamas" which is based on the novel by John Boyne "The Boy in the Stripped Pyjamas". The movie set in Nazi Germany during the holocaust explores the harsh reality of WW2 Nazi extermination camps through the eyes of 2 young boys, Bruno and Shmuel. Shmuel a Jew in an extermination camp and Bruno the son of the commandant running the camp begin a forbidden friendship separated by the barbed wire fence surrounding the camp. Power is seen in many aspects of the movie. Mark Herman has conveyed this idea of power through the use of symbolism. Symbolism is seen in the Nazi signs, propaganda, the Nazi soldiers and the different uniforms worn by Jews and Nazis.
In the movie, the Nazi sign also known as Swastika is seen multiple times on posters, signs, uniforms and books. These signs are a symbol of Adolf Hitler, The Nazi party and the dictatorship that Germany is governed by. The Swastika symbolises the totalitarian control that Hitler and his party have over almost all aspects of life in Germany. It is also a symbol of Hitler's corruption of power. As Hitler is gaining power he starts killing innocent people without reason because he gained the ability and power to do so. In the film, there are multiple scenes where Shmuel and Bruno are talking with the fence separating them and the use of a medium long shots help to highlight the important point of unjust segregation between the 2 boys. This segregation was thanks to Hitler and the power he had.
Uniforms are also a symbol of power in the fi...