The Diary of Anne Frank
Biography of Anne Frank
Anne Frank was 13 when she had to go into hiding with her and another family. She had to leave her friends behind and moved into the Annex. She moved quickly, talked a lot, and was interested in everything. She loved her father and did not like to be quite. Anne was very hyper, she didn't like to be still for very long. She also had a diary, she loved her diary so much. She wrote in her diary all the time, she wrote about everything that happened to her and how she felt.
You Must Have Hope in Rough Times
The theme You Must Have Hope in Rough Times is shown throughout The Diary of Anne Frank. On the Fourth of July Miep brought a cake to the annex that she had baked and written on the top was “Peace in 1944” (413). This shows that they had hope for the future, for leaving the Annex when the war ends, it shows they had hope to be happy even though awful things were happening. Another display of hope in the play is when it's the first day of Hanukkah and Anne gives everyone in the Annex presents (403-405). This is an example of hope because Anne gave everyone a way to be happy even though they didn't have a lot of reasons to be happy. Another example of hope is that even though there were cruel people like the nazis and green police looking for them and wanting to kill them and all Jews Anne wrote in her diary “In spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart” (434). This shows hope because Anne believes in the possibility for people to be good even with the nazis and green police killing all the Jews and other “undesirables”.
We Must Have Courage When Faced With Obstacles
The theme We Must Have Courage When Faced With Obstacles is shown throughout The Diary of Anne Frank. The Franks were not safe from the nazis and green police where they lived so they had to go into hiding “Yesterday Father told me we were going into hiding. Where, he wouldn't say” (372). This is a display of courage because they were faced with an obstacle and they overcame it for a time by going into hiding at the Annex. Another example of courage is Miep and Mr. Kraler helping the Franks and Van Danns go into hiding, getting the food, and news from the world outside of the Annex “We put the stores of food you sent in here. Your drugs are here… Soap, linen here” (374). This shows courage because they could have given up when things got hard but they didn't they got help from friends. Another display of courage is that even though they were in hiding and scared they were still able to celebrate and be happy. On Hanukkah Anne gave everyone in the Annex presents, she gave them a real Hanukkah they were happy and celebrating Mrs. Frank says “We are all here, alive. That is present enough” and Anne says back “No, it isn't. I've got something” and brings in the presents (403-405). This is a display of courage because they had no reason to celebrate they were in hiding to protect their lives but they were happy and they did celebrate.
In The Diary of Anne Frank a diary represents Anne because she was always writing in it, it is the reason we have the plays, books, and movies, and she wrote all her thoughts, ideas and everything that happened in the Annex. One example is right after they go into hiding Anne writes in her diary "I only know it's funny never to be able to go outdoors... Never to breath fresh air... Never to run and shout an jump. It's the silence in the nights that frighten me the most" (381). Anne loved her diary; it was who she was.