Diary Of Anne Frank
The story " Diary of Anne Frank" discusses the ways a group
of Jewish people, during the 1940's, went about trying to
conceal their identity and themselves and save themselves
from death. This story was a true story taken from a diary
of a young girl during the period in history when Germany
occupied almost all of Europe. This famous story was made
into a play in 1955.
The play begins in November of 1945 as Mr. Frank reads the
diary that was kept by his daughter, Anne. The scene
flashes back to July 1942, the time the Frank family was
hiding in an attic in Amsterdam with a group of friends.
The most important part of the play were the people who
were represented. They gave the play a sense of flavor and
realism. Anne, a young German girl was particularly
interesting as a person, because of the scuffles she and
everyone around her seemed to have. Anne's Mother was a
woman who was traditional in her ways and wanted Anne to
act more ladylike. She always held up Anne's sister,
Margot, as a role model for Anne. Margot was always very
proper, polite, and never spoke out of turn. The Frank's
weren't the only ones who were hiding in this attic. Mr.
Frank had offered this place of refuge to some friends of
his, the Van Daans. Mr. Frank let them stay because they
also needed a place to hide and had helped him in the past
by teaching Mr. Frank German. The Van Daans had a son,
Peter, in whom Anne became interested. Peter was the only
person who could understand Anne and knew that Anne could
understand him. They could both talk to each other freely
when they were together. Dussel, another friend of Mr.
Frnak, soon joined the group. He was only supposed to be in
the attic for a short time, but he ended up staying till
the end. He had to leave his Dentistry to also hide from
the Germans. These people would not have survived without
the help of Miep Gies and Mr. Kraler who gave them the
necessities they needed.
The play was about the conflicts and struggles between two
families who were forced to live together for a long period
of time. The play also demonstrated how personalities
deteriorate in times of troubles. For example Mr. Van Daan
started stealing food while he knew his own son was close
I thought this was a very well written human interest story
about several people who lived in constant fear of being
caught by the Germans and how they were able to survive for
about 4 years in their hiding place, the attic..
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