Diary of Anne Frank
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Miep Gies was born on Feburary 15, 1909. She went to the Netherlands with her foster family. Then she moved to Amsterdam with them. She gets a job as a secretary at Opekta, and marries Jan Gies. After a year, Otto Frank asks Miep to help him and his family go into hiding. She accepts and moves them to the Secret Annex with some food and supplies. After they were found, Miep found Anne's diary and gave it to Otto after the war. After that, Miep lived to be 100 years old and died on January 10, 2010.
Having Faith Can Help During Hard Times
In The Diary of Anne Frank, the theme “having faith can help during rough times” is seen throughout. There were many times where they had to stay strong, especially for each other. They had to stay strong, even during Hanukkah, when they were singing the song, a thief had broken into the factory, leaving them afraid. Mr. Frank reassures them in the beginning, saying “After six we can move about… We can talk and laugh and have our supper and read and play games… Just as we would at home.”(5) Mr. Frank seemed to be the one giving them hope. Another example of hope carrying out the Annex members is when police sirens would pass by, and they would think that the Nazis had found them. They would all usually freeze, and try to stay calm. As it is stated on page 5, that “Everyone is motionless, paralyzed with fear.” But afterwards they would understand that they haven't found them, and would comfort each other.
Always Build Up courage during hard times
In The Diary of Anne Frank, another theme, “always build up courage for when times are harsh” is seen throughout of the play. There we times where Miep would always help them live because she would bring food and other supplies they needed. Times where Anne would go to Peter's room to talk to him. They've all built up courage. There were a lot of times where they had courage, such as during the Hanukkah event, when Anne fainted, Mr. Frank told Margot to get water but someone disagreed. He stated "if they've found us, they've found us!" Otto cared for Anne, and didn't matter if they were caught.
i like to think of Miep as sort of like a journal. I think this because she was the one who found Anne's diary and kept it until after the war. She had protected it and made sure it didn't get stolen or lost. She gave it to Otto, who then published it into book, since Anne wanted to be a writer. Even though I took a while to publish it, it's a good thing Miep kept the journal.