The Diary of Anne Frank
Peter Van Daan
You must have courage no matter what the obstacle.
The theme, having courage no matter what the obstacle is clearly shown in The Diary of Anne Frank. It was a very hard thing for the Franks to leave their home and go into hiding. Especially with four other people, but Anne wasn’t afraid but more excited. “It’s hard describing what it feels like to go into hiding…” (381). Even though most of the other families who lived in the Annex were scared and undetermined Anne was anxious and excited and thought of the opportunity in a very positive way. But she would soon figure out that it isn’t as fun as she thought it would be. Another piece of evidence for courage would be when Mr. Van Daan sneaks in the middle of the night and eats the extra food that they need to store, and Mrs. Frank, when she sees what he has done, everyone freaks out. But Mr. Frank said, “For two long years we have lived here, side by side. We have respected each other’s rights… are we now going to throw it all away?” (425, 426). Mr. Frank was a very brave man, and because he neutralized this situation as fast as he did, the Van Daans were not kicked out of the annex. The last example of courage would be when it’s just an ordinary evening when everybody living in the annex hears the sounds of sirens and the Nazis come, and bust down the door to the secret room but Anne wrote in her diary, “And so it seems our stay here is over. They are waiting for us now. They’ve allowed us five minutes to get our things…. Diary, that means I must leave you behind. Goodbye for a while.” (433). Anne was very courageous and strong when the Nazis came for them, and she didn’t seem to give up hope. Just like she was coming back soon
Friendship and family always come first.
Biography of Peter Van Daan
Symbol of Peter Van Daan
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