The diary of Anne Frank


"Peter Van Pels." Anne Frank House. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 Dec. 2015.

Bio of Peter

He was a German Jewish refugee who hid with diarist Anne Frank and six other people in the Secret Annex, Amsterdam, during World War II. Born in Martinistrasse, Osnabrück, Germany, near the Dutch border. His parents rented apartment, he was an only child. In June of 1937, his family moved to Amsterdam, Netherlands in order to escape the Nazi-introduced laws against Jews."List of People Associated with Anne Frank." Anne Frank. N.p., n.d. Web.


In the diary of Anne frank the theme faith can take you a long way. There were many times in the play were it showed faith,when it was Hanukkah the frank family had faith in their religion even tho they could die because they believe in it. One example of this themes “ Mr van Dann-come on Anne. Let's hear that song. Anne- oh Hanukkah, oh Hanukkah, the sweet celebration(406). Another way they show this theme is when Anne passes around presents for Hanukkah. “Anne- (handing her mother a piece of paper) here's an IOU that I promise to pay ten hours of doing whatever you say signed, Annefrank”(404). That is how the theme faith is showed in the story.


In the diary of Anne frank the theme courage shows a lot in the story. One time it showed courage was when Mr frank went out of the hiding spot to see who broke into the store. “ Mrs frank softly praying. Mr frank- “it was a thief. That noise must have scared him away” (408).

Another scene where they show courage in the play is when Mrs Frank is praying. “(Softly praying) I lift up mine eyes unto the mountains, from whence cometh my help…” (408). That is how the theme courage is showed in the story.


The character I pick is Peter and the object that I pick for him is his cat. His cat represents him because it is in hiding just like he is. It also represents him because the cat is play full and so is Peter at the end of the play. The cat is also loving just like Peter is with Anne. That is how peters cat symbolizes Peter in a way.