Why does Bruno call Gretel a hopeless case?
Likewise, what does hopeless case mean?
adjective. providing no hope; beyond optimism or hope; desperate: a hopeless case of cancer. without hope; despairing: hopeless grief. impossible to accomplish, solve, resolve, etc.: Balancing my budget is hopeless.
Subsequently, question is, how would you describe Gretel in the boy in the striped pajamas? Gretel is Bruno's twelve-year-old sister, whom Bruno refers to as a “Hopeless Case.” She feels that she is much wiser and more mature than Bruno, and often taunts him. Gretel develops a crush on Lieutenant Kotler, and is “inconsolable” when he is transferred away.
Besides, why is Bruno a little scared of Gretel?
She stubborn, picky and causes a bunch of trouble for her family. Why is Bruno a "little scared" of Gretel? She is demanding and mean. She bosses him around.
How does Bruno feel about Gretel?
Bruno also notes that Gretel feels that she is always right and always in charge. Gretel spends far too long in the bathroom and has a large collection of dolls that frighten Bruno when he sneaks into her room. Additionally, Bruno does not like Gretel's friends who seem to tease him when they are at the house.