The Diary of Anne Frank

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Biography




Anne Frank is a Jewish girl who has to go into hiding during World War Two to avoid the Nazis. Together with seven others she hides in the secret annex on the Prinsengracht 263 in Amsterdam. After almost 2 years in hiding they are discovered and deported to concentration camps. Anne’s father, Otto Frank, is the only one of the eight people to survive. After her death Anne becomes world famous because of the diary she wrote while in hiding.

Theme one

A theme in The Diary of Anne Frank is “faith will get you through a lot” and was expressed throughout. There were many times during the period they were in the annex that faith was expressed. Like in the hard time were they were scared because a thief came and heard them in the annex and they were scared he would go to the police and tell them what he heard so Mrs. Frank prayed “I lift up mine eyes unto the mountains, from whence cometh my help” (408).Even though the rest of them are scared Mrs. Frank shows faith by pray. Faith is also show when Meir announces “they landed on the coast of Normandy … British, Americans, French, Dutch, Poles, Norwegians…”(428).

Theme two

There will always be hope in The Diary of Anne Frank. There was a lot of time that the group displayed hope but on of the most recognizable moment was when the thief took the cash register and radio but heard them in the annexed drying was afraid but Mr.Frank said “Have we lost all faith? All courageous? A moment ago we thought they had come for us. We were sure it was the end. We’re alive, safe” (409). When Mr.Frank said this he gave the people in the annex hope and strength to go on. Peter and Anne show hope to get out of the annex by talking about what they will do when they get out “I thought I might go out someplace … Work on a farm or something… Some job the doesn't take a lot of brains.” Petter here talks about what job he wants when he gets out which displayed hope.

Symbol

A iconic symbol of Anne Frank is her diary. We always find her in the play righting in hear diary and she also wants to be a writer. Thoughtout he play we see Anne writing the diary and expressing her thoughts and feeling in her diary. In the play Anne Nd Frank talk about what the want to have a as a job and Anne says she wants to be an author and a writer