The Diary of Anne Frank
Having to rely on family in rough times make them stronger
There were a lot of times when they needed strength to get through the holocaust even though they were hiding in the annex. Friends and family give you strength in rough times because they encourage each other to think about the good things in life. “Oh, he is, Peter! He is! He’s the only one who ever given me the feeling that I have any sense. But anyway, nothing can take place of school and play and friends of your own age . . . or near your age . . . can it?”(417). Anne relies on her father because he is easier to talk to than anything else. They were all scared about the food supplies because when Dussell joined them they had to limit what they ate for meals. “We`re having to cut down still further on our meals. What makes it worse; the rats have been working again.” (423-424).They wants to eat but they can’t because of the limit they have for it. Their attitudes are getting happier because the allies are coming closer. “We are all in much better spirits these days. There is still excellent news of the invasion.” (429). The reason why they are getting happier is because they hope to get liberated by the Allies. There is no way that Anne would have made it through the annex without friends and family.
The annex and the main characters
The theme, having hope in tough times can help you think of the better things in life.
There were a lot of times when they need to think of the upside of life when the worst is yet to come. Mr. Frank helps keep the hope on Hanukkah by reading the prayer book. “My help cometh from the Lord who made heaven and Earth” (401). Anne kept the hope alive by getting presents for everyone. Anne gave everyone hope when she brought out the presents that she made (403). She did this because she wanted them to keep their heads up and not hang them down. “Have we lost all faith? All courage? A moment ago we thought that they’d come for us. We were sure it was the end. But it wasn’t the end. We’re alive, safe” (408). This shows how Mr. Frank still has hope and wants the others to stay hope full too. They all kept the hope alive during a time of need or a time of fear.
The White House represents Mr. Frank
They wouldn’t have lasted as long without the consent of Mr. Frank. Mr. and Mrs. Van Daan helped him in some decisions. When Dussel arrives Mr. Van Daan said to Mr. Frank,” There’s no reason for you to consult anyone. This is your place. You have a right to do exactly as you please. The only thing I feel… there’s so little food as it is… and to take in another person” (390). This shows Mr. Frank as a leader because he was said to not consult anyone about decisions. “Have we lost all faith? All courage? A moment ago we thought that they’d come for us. We were sure it was the end. But it wasn’t the end. We’re alive, safe” (408). Mr. Frank showed as a leader here because he got them to keep their heads up and enjoy life as it is. This shows how Mr. Frank is represented by the White House because he is a lot like the president of the White House. Cite: http://quest.eb.com/search/139_2014299/1/139_2014299/cite