The Diary of Anne Frank
Peter from the Diary of Anne Frank
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The theme, faith is important so you don't give up on life, is well shown throughout The Diary of Anne Frank. There were numerous times when the family showed faith when in the annex. In the annex, they celebrated Hanukkah and dressed up nicely for it. Mr Frank says, “praised be thou, oh lord our God, ruler of the universe, who has sanctified us with thy commandments and Biden us kindle the hanakkuh lights”(401). He and the family are praying to god which shows that they are showing faith. Another example of the family showing faith is when they read from the Old Testament. The Old Testament is a prayer from the bible. Mrs. Frank says “my help cometh from the lord who made heaven and earth. He will not suffer thy foot to be moved”(401). She and the family are reading about God and how he made this world. They are showing faith because they aren't worrying about what's going to happen to them in the future. The final example of how the family is showing faith is when they remember the heroic Maccabees. The Maccabees are people that fought against tyranny and rule just like the Jewish family is doing. Mr Frank says “we kindle this Hanukkah light to celebrate the great and wonderful deeds wrought through the zeal with which God filled the hearts of the heroic Maccabees, two thousand years ago”(401). They're reading about the people that had to fight tyranny and rule just like they do which is showing great faith.
All of these examples are about how the family never gave up and showed faith and enthusiasm while in the annex and having to face the nazis.