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The Diary of Anne Frank

Anne writes in her diary that, "Paper is more patient than people," as a means of expressing the difficulties of sharing her often complex adolescent thoughts, feelings, and experiences with those...

Latest answer posted May 4, 2017, 7:40 am (UTC)

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I think all of the ideas presented above are excellent and true. For me, though, this book reminds me of the power of the written word. If Anne Frank had not kept a diary, we would still know...

Latest answer posted August 25, 2010, 10:13 am (UTC)

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The Diary of Anne Frank

One interpretation of the universal theme in 'The Diary Of Ann Frank' is the way her book survives forever as a lasting testament to the idea of 'Good.' Yes, evil was seen to win out against Ann's...

Latest answer posted November 30, 2009, 7:28 pm (UTC)

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The Diary of Anne Frank

The Diary of Anne Frank sheds light on the life of a young Jewish girl in hiding during World War II. While much of her situation is unusual, there are still many things that Anne experiences just...

Latest answer posted April 5, 2020, 12:58 am (UTC)

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The Diary of Anne Frank

The Diary of Anne Frank, also known as The Diary of a Young Girl, was written by a young Jewish girl who was hiding with her family from Nazi persecution. She kept the diary from June 1942 until...

Latest answer posted June 15, 2019, 7:08 pm (UTC)

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What Anne means by this is that she can be more honest in writing her diary than she can in communicating with other people. She can put down on paper her innermost thoughts, hopes, fears, and...

Latest answer posted February 28, 2019, 8:43 am (UTC)

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One option you may wish to consider is visiting the link below. While this summary is far more than 100 words, you will find that its extensive summation of the text will help you to paraphrase...

Latest answer posted January 12, 2009, 3:34 am (UTC)

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The Diary of Anne Frank

The play titled The Diary of Anne Frank is based on the book titled The Diary of a Young Girl. It tells the true story of a young Jewish girl named Anne Frank who, together with her family, must go...

Latest answer posted December 5, 2020, 8:19 pm (UTC)

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The van Daans are a family that hides alongside Anne Frank’s family in some concealed rooms before they are discovered and sent to the concentration camps. Mr. van Daan worked with Anne’s farther...

Latest answer posted June 10, 2015, 10:55 am (UTC)

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None of the residents of the Annex can wear shoes during the day. The people in hiding cannot wear shoes because they would make too much noise. The Annex is a hidden room over a business, so...

Latest answer posted June 10, 2016, 4:03 am (UTC)

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In The Diary of Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne made it a point to get everyone in the secret annex a gift for Hanukkah--even her roommate, grumpy Mr. Dussel. First she presents the...

Latest answer posted February 27, 2010, 9:40 am (UTC)

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At the start of Anne Frank's diary, she comes across as somewhat vain. This is seen in her entry dated Saturday, 20 June 1942, in which she refers to boys who "become enamored on the spot." This...

Latest answer posted September 12, 2018, 4:51 pm (UTC)

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Peter calls Anne "Mrs. Quack Quack" because she talks a lot. Anne and Peter get along well at times, but often clash. They are the closest kids in age in the Secret Annexe, because Margot is older...

Latest answer posted February 9, 2016, 1:21 am (UTC)

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Peter is angry at Dussel because he says that someone ate his cat Moushi. Most of the altercations between Peter and Dussel are about Peter’s cat. Peter brought the cat into hiding with him, and...

Latest answer posted February 3, 2016, 7:14 pm (UTC)

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Mrs. Van Daan is the mother of Peter Van Daan, the object of Anne's adolescent affections. As her diary progresses, Anne expresses growing levels of frustration with Mrs. Van Daan, who belittles...

Latest answer posted March 26, 2019, 8:28 pm (UTC)

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The first scene of act 1 in "The Diary of Anne Frank" by Goodrich and Hackett starts in 1945 after the war. Mr. Frank goes back to the annex with Miep to say good-bye. This is when Miep gives him...

Latest answer posted June 12, 2016, 2:02 am (UTC)

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The Diary of Anne Frank

In the play, The Diary of Anne Frank, by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, there are many examples of imagery. The following is a definition of this literary device: Imagery is used in...

Latest answer posted June 13, 2011, 12:49 pm (UTC)

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The climax of the play The Diary of Anne Frank is at the very end when Anne and everyone else hiding in the annex are discovered and arrested. Immediately before this, Anne and Peter are having a...

Latest answer posted May 17, 2020, 3:20 am (UTC)

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The Diary of Anne Frank

In the early stages of The Diary of Anne Frank, we see the Frank family, as a Jewish family living in Amsterdam on the eve of World War II, subjected to an ever-growing list of restrictions as to...

Latest answer posted September 4, 2018, 10:43 am (UTC)

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Anne hurt her mother when she refuses to let her stay with her after her nightmare and instead asks for her father. Being in hiding is frightening for Anne. She often has nightmares. In this scene,...

Latest answer posted July 19, 2016, 4:32 am (UTC)

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In a nutshell, Anne and Peter's relationship changes in these scenes from them being acquaintances to close friends and, at least from Anne's side, a little more than that. Towards the end of scene...

Latest answer posted May 12, 2020, 3:56 pm (UTC)

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This statement shows that Anne looks for the good in people and tries to be optimistic about the world. Despite everything terrible that is happening around them, Anne still believes that people...

Latest answer posted May 27, 2016, 9:56 pm (UTC)

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The Diary of Anne Frank

"The Diary of Anne Frank" is one of the most important books written during World War II. It tells the story of a young girl and her family as they spend two years in hiding from the Nazis who...

Latest answer posted February 5, 2016, 4:50 pm (UTC)

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Both Peter and Anne don't get along well with their mothers mostly because of the generation gap which separates mothers from teenagers. Peter is embarrassed by his mother because she flirts with...

Latest answer posted June 14, 2016, 5:46 am (UTC)

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The Diary of Anne Frank

It helps to read this quotation within the context of the entire entry Anne Frank makes on this particular day. She is struggling with the idea that some people do not make the choice to be ethical...

Latest answer posted July 26, 2009, 12:23 pm (UTC)

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The tension begins in act 1, scene 3 when Mrs. Van Daan asks Mr. Frank to take Peter on as a pupil. Mr. Frank defers to Mr. Van Daan, but Mr. Van Daan says that Peter won't listen to him, so he is...

Latest answer posted June 14, 2016, 4:45 pm (UTC)

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It's true that opposites attract, and hence the traits Peter admires in Anne are all the ones he does not share. While Peter's shy, introverted nature makes it difficult and awkward for him to open...

Latest answer posted May 15, 2018, 2:39 pm (UTC)

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The Diary of Anne Frank

In 1942 the Nazis were cracking down on the Jewish people who lived in Germany and other countries. The Frank family went into hiding so they could avoid being split up and sent to concentration...

Latest answer posted June 19, 2009, 8:09 am (UTC)

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Since Anne gives us an account of the daily interaction of the men and women of the annex, there is no verbatim re-telling of any dialogue, per se. What we do get, however, is a summary of how the...

Latest answer posted December 15, 2015, 10:06 pm (UTC)

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This line is not from the book, but from the play in which Otto Frank returns to the annex in Amsterdam after the Russias arrived and liberated him and other Jews from Auschwitz. When he discovers...

Latest answer posted February 4, 2013, 7:12 am (UTC)

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In act 2, scene 1 of The Diary of Anne Frank, Mr. Kraler reveals to Mr. Frank that one of the workmen has approached him about the whereabouts of the Franks. Mr. Kraler didn't think much of it...

Latest answer posted June 7, 2016, 8:36 pm (UTC)

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The Diary of Anne Frank

The greater truths that one can gain from reading Anne Frank's diary are that the human condition is much the same, no matter how one lives. Though Anne and her family live in terror, Anne's life...

Latest answer posted December 11, 2018, 1:05 pm (UTC)

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The Diary of Anne Frank

According to the Bantam Books 1993 edition of Anne Frank's The Diary of a Young Girl, the second diary entry was written on Monday, June 15, 1942. In this entry, Anne discusses her birthday party...

Latest answer posted December 7, 2017, 1:38 pm (UTC)

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Mr. Dussel is taken into the Franks' hiding place after the Franks and the van Daans consider which of their acquaintances might be best suited to joining them, as they feel there is room in the...

Latest answer posted December 28, 2019, 10:59 am (UTC)

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Though the Franks have been planning for a move to the Annex for a while, and have been transferring belongings and supplies there in small quanitities, they have not been able to complete their...

Latest answer posted June 4, 2009, 12:13 am (UTC)

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In act 2, scene 1, Mr. Kraler asks to discuss something with Mr. Frank alone. Rather than keep the matter secret, Mr. Frank has Mr. Kraler tell everyone what is going on. He reveals that a workman...

Latest answer posted June 11, 2016, 9:37 pm (UTC)

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Anne feels closest to her father Otto Frank in Act One, because she fights with her mother and everyone thinks her sister is perfect. When Anne and her family and the Van Daans come to the Secret...

Latest answer posted May 18, 2013, 4:31 am (UTC)

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The Diary of Anne Frank

The play The Diary of Anne Frank by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett premiered in 1955 and is based on the book Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank. Many aspects of Anne’s personality are...

Latest answer posted April 28, 2016, 6:34 pm (UTC)

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The Diary of Anne Frank

When Anne gives everyone presents at Hanukah, this shows that she is beginning to empathize with others’ feelings. The presents that Anne gives the residents of the Annex demonstrate her empathy...

Latest answer posted May 29, 2013, 8:05 pm (UTC)

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One of the most important lessons or messages that arises from the work is the value of all voices. Essentially, Anne's voice is the voice of a teenager. On face value, there is nothing seismic...

Latest answer posted September 2, 2013, 12:06 am (UTC)

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In The Diary of Anne Frank, Peter's explanation for removing his yellow star is that he no longer wants to wear something which identifies him for the Nazis, that for him it has become almost a...

Latest answer posted May 12, 2013, 1:44 pm (UTC)

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In this quote from the play version of The Diary of Anne Frank, Mr. Frank is responding to the way the tense and anxious inmates of the attic hideaway are fighting over food. Food had become very...

Latest answer posted April 30, 2017, 12:06 pm (UTC)

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The Diary of Anne Frank

In act 2, scene 2 of "The Diary of Anne Frank," Anne has another date with Peter. Anne apparently hasn't asked permission from her mother to visit with him again because Mrs. Frank asks, "Anne,...

Latest answer posted June 11, 2016, 8:08 pm (UTC)

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The Diary of Anne Frank

Anne Frank was given a diary by her father as a birthday present. She treasured it and began writing in it on June 12 1942, which was her 13th birthday. Her very last entry is on August 1 1944,...

Latest answer posted March 23, 2015, 8:49 pm (UTC)

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In Act 2, Anne gets to know Peter better and the family faces difficult decisions about their blackmailer until they are finally caught. Act 2 begins with a New Year’s celebration that painfully...

Latest answer posted May 29, 2013, 8:13 pm (UTC)

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The Diary of Anne Frank

Anne's reflection of her state of being in this statement is probably one of the most profound elements present in the diary. She expresses happiness and thankfulness for being able to be with her...

Latest answer posted August 1, 2009, 2:17 am (UTC)

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The Diary of Anne Frank

Mr. Frank is a gentle man who avoids conflict. He is never one to start an argument and he maintains his temper at all times. Anne loves her father because of his patient and loving nature. The way...

Latest answer posted June 10, 2016, 11:06 pm (UTC)

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The Diary of Anne Frank

The degradation of the human spirit in Act II of the drama comes at the hands of the Nazis. The condition in which the families must live in the Secret Annexe is a part of this. Constantly living...

Latest answer posted April 27, 2013, 1:57 pm (UTC)

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When there is a conflict of person versus self in a work of literature, this usually means that there is an internal struggle being fought within someone's mind against him or herself. In "The...

Latest answer posted June 11, 2016, 7:40 pm (UTC)

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I think that Anne holds more sympathy and loyalty to her father than to her mother. It seems to me that the relationship between Anne and her mother is representative of a typical adolescent...

Latest answer posted January 19, 2010, 9:04 pm (UTC)

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