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The Diary of Anne Frank

Much of this is going to depend on what parameters or limits are placed on your development of the thesis statement. I would say that a strong thesis statement that can be developed is how the...

Latest answer posted January 2, 2012, 8:55 pm (UTC)

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Few, if any, can answer this. I think that the ending to the diary is what helps make it such a powerful piece of literature, in general. Bringing it out as the ending to the play helps to create...

Latest answer posted May 17, 2011, 6:45 pm (UTC)

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The Diary of Anne Frank

Early in the play version of Anne Frank’s diary, Peter and Anne are shown growing very close and playing with one another. Their relationship will eventually grow from playful to romantic as they...

Latest answer posted August 10, 2019, 8:18 pm (UTC)

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The Diary of Anne Frank

In November a local Dentist named Albert Dussel comes to live and hide with the Franks and the other Jewish people living in the annexe. Mr. Dussell was a stuffy old man. He left his wife while...

Latest answer posted February 24, 2009, 10:50 am (UTC)

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Anne Frank is a pre-adolescent girl. Putti Van Daan is a middle-aged man. Both people are Dutch, and they are among those sharing the attic hiding space. Even though it is Anne’s private diary and...

Latest answer posted March 31, 2019, 2:19 am (UTC)

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Solidarity and connection is a resoundingly powerful theme in The Diary of Anne Frank. Even in the most horrific of circumstances, there is a need for human beings to exerpience connection and...

Latest answer posted July 29, 2009, 4:11 am (UTC)

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In the oddest of ways, I would say that Anne's diary is her direct response to being imprisoned and hidden in the Annexe. It is in the diary whereby we, as the reader, understands how she...

Latest answer posted April 10, 2010, 8:17 pm (UTC)

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Anne states that a "good hearty laugh" would be therapeutic because all in inhabitants have become so very serious. For, there is a mounting fear of being found out since the warehouseman, V.M.,...

Latest answer posted March 7, 2010, 5:29 am (UTC)

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Peter and Anne were not immediately friends when living in the secret annex. In the dramatic version of The Diary of Anne Frank, Peter and Anne frequently tease each other at the start of the play....

Latest answer posted May 29, 2018, 3:29 pm (UTC)

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Mr. Frank is the leader in the annex because the hiding place exists above his business. Miep, Mr. Kraler, and others who help those in hiding are Mr. Frank's business associates. He, with their...

Latest answer posted June 14, 2016, 5:27 am (UTC)

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One quote from Anne truly speaks to one of the greater truths that can be learned from her story: In spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart. Anne's story is...

Latest answer posted July 30, 2013, 9:40 pm (UTC)

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Anne's asking about Margot has a lot to do with her own insecurities. Like any teenage girl, she feels awkward. In her family, she is viewed as less accomplished than her sister. Margot is...

Latest answer posted January 28, 2019, 12:10 am (UTC)

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The annex where Anne Frank and her family and the van Daans have moved from Frankfurt, Germany, is in a warehouse in Amsterdam, where people work below the "Secret Annex" in which the families are...

Latest answer posted May 12, 2010, 10:15 am (UTC)

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In Act 2 of the drama based on The Diary of Anne Frank, Miep suddenly reports that an “invasion” has begun. This is an allusion to the Allied invasion of occupied Europe during World War II. The...

Latest answer posted January 4, 2012, 5:31 am (UTC)

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In The Diary of Anne Frank, Mrs. van Daan, her husband, and son move into the Secret Annex a week after Anne’s family. Her real name is Auguste van Pels, but Anne refers to her as Auguste van Daan...

Latest answer posted November 3, 2019, 1:02 pm (UTC)

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Anne's plans for the future change during her confinement in the annex as she continues writing in her diary. Her only meaningful companions are Peter and “Kitty,” her diary. She learns how much...

Latest answer posted May 1, 2020, 11:44 am (UTC)

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The Diary of Anne Frank

In a brief summary from which you can derive your needed sentences, the play The Diary of Anne Frank dramatizes the true story of the confinement from 1942 till 1944 of Anne Frank, her family and...

Latest answer posted August 26, 2010, 5:27 am (UTC)

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The Diary of Anne Frank

Mr. Frank is mild-mannered and patient. He tries to help Anne and the others feel comfortable. In the second scene, we see Mr. Frank in his prime. He is doing the best he can to make the most of...

Latest answer posted July 12, 2016, 3:49 am (UTC)

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One thing to keep in mind when answering this question is Anne Frank's age during the time that she is writing her diary: she is a young teenager. Speaking as a father of three, one of the worst...

Latest answer posted March 27, 2019, 2:33 pm (UTC)

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The previous thoughts are well warranted. As you construct your speech on Frank the writer, do pay attention to how she evolves in her writing and thought as the diary progresses. From someone...

Latest answer posted August 25, 2010, 6:44 pm (UTC)

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The Franks and Van Daans begin the play wearing yellow Star of David badges with the word "Jude" (German for "Jew") printed in the middle. During the rise of Hitler's Third Reich, Jewish people in...

Latest answer posted March 9, 2018, 4:57 pm (UTC)

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In Act II, it is the beginning of a new year. It is 1944. Act II opens with Anne explaining that a New Year has begun. At the end of Act I it was Hanukah, and everyone was celebrating. Now it is...

Latest answer posted May 29, 2013, 8:17 pm (UTC)

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I don't see that her goal of becoming a journalist affects either her relationship to Peter or her mother. A journalist is supposed to be objective and impartial. Anne's relationship with these two...

Latest answer posted March 1, 2010, 1:26 am (UTC)

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One of the most important and poignant examples of writing in modern history was the diary maintained by a young girl hiding in Holland with her family from the German soldiers occupying that...

Latest answer posted October 10, 2014, 7:22 pm (UTC)

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The Diary of Anne Frank

In Goodrich and Hackett's drama The Diary of Anne Frank, there are many conflicts. There are several forms of external conflict, which include: man vs. man man vs. society man vs. God (or the...

Latest answer posted September 24, 2015, 8:34 pm (UTC)

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On the night of March 24, 1943, Anne and her family were, in her words, sitting quietly when Peter whispered something into Mr. Frank's ear. Anne caught only the words "a barrel falling over...

Latest answer posted May 18, 2008, 6:07 am (UTC)

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In act 2, scene 1 of Albert Hackett and Frances Goodrich’s stage adaption of Anne Frank’s journal The Diary of a Young Girl, Dussel and Mr. Van Daan, as the question points out, argue. The fight is...

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Mr. Van Daan spoils the celebration by telling Peter to get rid of his cat. In Act 1, Scene 5, Anne tries to cheer everyone up with a Hanukah celebration. She even makes gifts for everyone....

Latest answer posted May 1, 2013, 6:17 pm (UTC)

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In the first act of Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett's play The Diary of Anne Frank, Mrs. Frank expresses fear at doing anything illegal due to the consequences.Mrs. Frank questions the wisdom...

Latest answer posted October 14, 2015, 3:47 am (UTC)

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Although it takes Anne Frank a while to become friends with Peter Van Daan, one of the first things they bond over is Mouschi, the cat that Peter brings into the hideaway with him. Anne had been...

Latest answer posted March 6, 2021, 3:27 am (UTC)

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There is in the youthful spirit a pervading optimism that cannot be squelched, no matter the power of the opposing force. Anne Frank's novel ends with a line that conveys this pervasive idealism:...

Latest answer posted October 20, 2010, 7:14 am (UTC)

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Throughout Anne Frank’s diary, it is eminently clear that if there is one individual in particular Anne does not like, it is Mrs. van Daan. As the war and the diary progress, the relationship...

Latest answer posted November 24, 2019, 9:42 pm (UTC)

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In the beginning of the play, everyone is healthy but very anxious about going into hiding. They fear for their lives each day, but they also have more hope and peace than other Jews because they...

Latest answer posted June 14, 2016, 5:15 am (UTC)

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In the 1955 dramatic adaptation of The Diary of Anne Frank by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, Anne and Peter’s relationship evolves over the course of the play. Early in the play, Anne and...

Latest answer posted April 28, 2016, 6:51 pm (UTC)

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Unless someone has had the same experiences as Anne Frank and her family of living in a cramped annex, no one can really know for sure how they would behave. The best we can do, then, is to use our...

Latest answer posted June 15, 2021, 9:06 am (UTC)

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This entry is a pivotal one in Anne Frank's diary. It describes the day on which the family received "call up" papers from the SS. At first, Anne believed that these papers were for her father, who...

Latest answer posted December 28, 2019, 10:53 am (UTC)

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When the play’s actions begins in Act 1, Scene 2, the new inhabitants of the annex of relatively healthy and relieved to be safe. By Act 2, they are careworn, threadbare and thinner and fight...

Latest answer posted May 10, 2013, 10:55 pm (UTC)

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The banter between Anne and Peter in Act 2, Scene 4 is interrupted by the sound of Gestapo sirens. Anne and Peter are having a conversation of friendly banter but serious content when they are...

Latest answer posted May 20, 2013, 10:06 pm (UTC)

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In addition to the above answer, the Franks went into hiding first because Margot had been called up. The calling up was a prelude to work camps, concentration camps, and possible imprisonment. The...

Latest answer posted March 1, 2010, 1:46 am (UTC)

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Anne Frank's diary is perhaps the most famous testimony of Jewish life under Nazi oppression. Her candid description of life in hiding, her teenage interests and insecurities, and her own musings...

Latest answer posted September 14, 2019, 6:37 pm (UTC)

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The connection between Anne and her mother represents how the experiences and conflicts of adolescence possess a sense of universality despite conditions that should never become universal. Being...

Latest answer posted July 30, 2009, 10:39 pm (UTC)

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Since Mr. Kraler is risking his life to hide the occupants of the annex, Otto Frank feels allowing another person to share their space is the right thing to do. Mr. Kraler also assured Otto that...

Latest answer posted October 6, 2013, 2:53 am (UTC)

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The Diary of Anne Frank

The Franks are in an impossible situation...they are forced to live in a very confined area at the mercy of their "protectors" who work in the office down below. The eight of them live a scenario...

Latest answer posted January 19, 2010, 6:31 am (UTC)

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The reason Anne called her hiding experience "dangerous'"is evident - if the Jews were found, they would be arrested and sent off to a concentration camp. The outcome of their ordeal (all died...

Latest answer posted August 7, 2009, 4:19 pm (UTC)

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While Anne Frank endured a troubled relationship with her mother, she and her father always got along well, and they grew exceptionally close during their time in the annex. Later, however, it...

Latest answer posted November 10, 2020, 7:17 pm (UTC)

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I think that it is difficult to really pass strong judgments against anyone in the Frank diary. I would strongly advise against being able to do so because it is nearly impossible to place oneself...

Latest answer posted January 11, 2011, 10:07 am (UTC)

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Otto Frank and his coconspirators in hiding from the Germans believe that they have the space and provisions to conceal one or two more people. Following a deliberative process, these men decide to...

Latest answer posted May 4, 2021, 5:37 pm (UTC)

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The Van Daans are difficult neighbors by any standards. Mr. Van Daan is temperamental, querulous, and entitled. Mrs. Van Daan, a shallow, materialistic woman, constantly complains and rails at him...

Latest answer posted October 3, 2019, 6:04 am (UTC)

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The dramatic adaptation of The Diary of Anne Frank by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett premiered in 1955, just ten years after the end of World War II and the horrific events of the Holocaust....

Latest answer posted April 28, 2016, 7:28 pm (UTC)

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In The Diary of Anne Frank, Anne and her family are being hidden in the home of a family which includes Peter, a teenage boy on the verge of manhood. Anne is young and doesn't have a clear idea...

Latest answer posted September 3, 2010, 10:18 am (UTC)

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