THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK
WE MUST HAVE COURAGE NO MATTER THE OBSTACLE
WE MUST KEEP OUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS CLOSE
The theme, we must keep our friends and family close through the hardest times is shown throughout The Diary of Anne Frank. Many times during the play the families had to stay close with each other. While the families were staying in the annex they all celebrated Hanukkah even though they could get caught. Mr. Frank thinks they should not sing when he said, " I'm afraid, Anne, we shouldn't sing that song tonight. It's a song of jubilation, of rejoicing. One is apt to become too enthusiastic"(405). But Anne sings anyways making sure not to get too loud. Another example of friendship and family is when Mr. Frank allowed Mr. Dussel to stay in the the annex with them even though there wasn't enough food. Mr. Frank proves its okay for Dussel to stay when he says, " We can stretch the food a little. It's only for a few days"(390). So hey let him stay even though there isn't much room or food in the annex. The last example of friendship and family is when Meip buys the family drugs, soup, linen, and anything to help the family. This happens when Mr. Kraler says, " Meip or I, or both of us, will be up each day to bring you food and news and find out what your needs are"(375). So Meip continues to visit the family every day.