The Diary of Anne Frank


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Anne Frank

Anne Frank was born on June 12th, 1929, and was raised a Jew. Anne lived a happy and normal life until the Nazi's came into power. Anne's father (Otto Frank) moved his family to what they called, " The Secret Annex", where they hid for two years. Anne had received a diary from her parents on her 13th birthday, which was before they went into hiding. Anne wrote in her diary all the time; she wrote about the others who were living with them and her relationship with them. Living with them was Mr. and Mrs. Van Pals, and their son Peter, also Mr. Dussel, Anne's roommate. One day the Nazi's found the secret annex and they took everyone to the death camps. Only Anne's Father lived, and he was the one who took Anne's Diary to get published.


ANNE FRANK (1929-1945). - German Jewish diarist.. Fine Art. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 3 Dec 2015.

Hope is All You Can Have In Tough Times

In the diary of Anne Frank, the theme “hope is all you can have in tough times,” is seen throughout the play. During their stay, “they had hope to live because of Miep,who brought them food and books”(388). While they stayed in the annex, Miep was the one who brought them food to eat, to stay alive. Also Miep brought them books so they could continue to get an education for when they could leave the annex. Another example of hope is all you can have in tough times is shown in the play when it stated,”every time the airplanes passed over the annex,call Anne could do was hope they didn't come after them”(400). If you would have been in Anne’s place, having hope would be the only thing you could do. If you were to not have hope in tough times, you would be living a miserable life, because you can't just assume the worst. Having hope gets you through the tough times even when you think it doesn't.

Be Courageous In Tough Times

In the Diary of Anne Frank, the theme “be courageous in tough times,” is seen throughout. During their stay at the annex, there were many times when arguments were made’ and they had to stick up for themselves. “Anne stuck up for herself by talking to back to her mother”(388). It takes courage to talk back to your parent, especially considering the situation Anne was in. Being stuck in a small place with many people, and having to be quiet during work hours. Another example of be courageous in tough times is shown in the play when, “they all started singing”(401). Since they were Jews, it was courageous of them to be singing joyfully, when there were Jews being killed in Auschwitz. Being courageous is a good thing, especially during rough times.


In the Diary of Anne Frank, the symbol that represents Anne, is a book. Anne was full of excitement just like some characters in books. She also told her life story in her diary, which is now called “The Diary of Anne Frank”. Anne told her family many times during the play, that when she grew up she wanted to be a writer. Also during the play, she was always excited for Miep to bring more books, because Anne loved to read. The symbol of a book represents Anne very well.


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