The diary of Anne frank


Peters diary

Peter Van Daan was a shy young man when he moved in with a group of strangers to hide from a evil force. The Nazi party. He showed percervirence when he roughed it years in a secret annex. He had a crush on a member of the Frank family, Anne Frank. But at the end of his rough life he is murdered by the Nazis.

Theme paragraphs

The theme,we must show courage when faced with obstacles is shown in The Diary of Anne Frank. There were many times in the play when they showed courage. Anne showed courage when she went into hiding. In her diary she said, “it's the silence in the nights that frightens me the most (381). This shows courage because although Anne is scared, she continues on. Another example of courage in the story is when Mr. Frank goes to check if there was an intruder. Though everyone else thought it was the green police. And Anne writes,”no father, no! There may be someone waiting… It may be a trap” (says margot (406)).He comes back assuring the others it was just a thief. The final example of courage in the diary of Anne frank is when they are found by the green police. The play reads,”she is no longer a child, but a women with courage with whatever lies ahead” (433). These are examples of how we need courage when faced with obstacles.

The theme, it is important to show faith in difficult times is shown in the play many time in the diary of Anne frank. There were many times in the play when they showed faith. The whole group showed faith when they celebrated Hanukkah. In her diary it said,”I'm sure God understands shortages. Praised be Thou, oh Lord our God, who hast sustained us and permitted us to celebrate this joyous festival” (406). This is an example of faith because although they don't have the right supplies and they are in hiding, they still believe God will help them through it. Another example of faith in the play is when Anne alwaysleepless were good no matter what. In the play it quotes,”In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart” (434). The last example of faith in the diary of Anne frank is when they prayed. In the diary it stated,”(softly, praying). I lift up mine eyes unto the mountains, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord who who made heaven and earth. He will not suffer thy foot to be moved . . . He that keepeth thee will not slumber. . .” (408). These are examples of how we need faith when faced with hardships.

Peters symbol

Peter is like a mouse because he is small and quiet. He is shy and likes to be alone(376). And he is sly and quiet (377). He is also fragile, like a mouse(341). He is,like a mouse because of these reasons.