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Character Comparison


- Both Anne and Katarína go into hiding with their families. Anne has her mom, dad, and sister and Katarína has her aunt and uncle.

- Anne and Katarína move from one country to another. In the new country, they both have to go into hiding from the Nazis.

- While hiding in the attic, Anne writes in her diary to share her fears and comfort her. Katarína talks to her stuffed monkey and tells it her fears. Both of these objects are used to comfort the girls.


- In the attic, Anne is optimistic and doesn’t complain often about being in the attic. Katarína complains about being in the barn. She is always asking when they will be able to leave.

- Anne is captured while hiding in the attic by the Nazis and gets sent to a work camp, but Katarína isn't found and returns home.

- Anne and her mother don't have a very good relationship. She is always disobeying her mother and talking back. She likes her father the most. On the other hand, Katarína has a wonderful relationship with her aunt, but she annoys her uncle.

Pivotal Action

In my book, there is a character named Mariška. She agrees to look after Katarína while her aunt is out of town. An announcement is made that anyone who knows of a Jewish person and doesn't report them, will be tried for treason. When news goes around that Katarína is Jewish, Mariška takes Katarína to Nazi headquarters. On the way there, Mariška decides to let Katarína live in the back of her family's barn. The choice to hide Katarína instead of turning her in was Mariška's pivotal action. If Mariška chose to turn Katarína in instead of hiding her, Katarína might have ended up in a work camp like her aunt and uncle. Her aunt Lena died in Auschwitz of typhoid fever. So, Maiška's decision played a key factor in keeping Katarína alive.