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The Diary of Anne Frank

What greater truths can be learned from Anne Frank's story?

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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What does Anne say that will do her more good than 10 Valerian pills?

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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What causes Mrs. van Daan to become hysterical in The Diary of Anne Frank?

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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Who in the Secret Annex does Anne feel closest to in Act One of The Diary of Anne Frank?

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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In Anne Frank: The Diary of A Young Girl, how were the Jews restricted in Amsterdam?

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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How does Act II show both the degradation and the nobility of the human spirit?

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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What symbol do the Franks and Van Daans wear on their clothes during the play?

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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Why do you think the play ends with the last line from Anne's diary? "In spite of everything, I still believe that...

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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One theme of the diary is that everyone needs someone to share life's experiences with. How does Anne's relationship...

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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What does Anne Frank mean when she refers to freedom after five?

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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How did the Van Daans, the Franks, and Mr. Dussel change physically and emotionally from the start of the play to the...

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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In The Diary of Anne Frank, what item cannot be worn in the annex?

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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What advantages does the annex have as a hiding place? I know they talk about this around Scene II. Other than that,...

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 The Diary of Anne Frank, what is Mr. Frank like as the families settle in to their hiding place? 

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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In Goodrich and Hackett's drama The Diary of Anne Frank, identify one external conflict and one internal conflict in...

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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What sound interrupts the banter in The Diary of Anne Frank?

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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Why might Mrs. Frank be afraid of doing something illegal in Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett's play The Diary of...

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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How have the Van Daans, the Franks, and Mr. Dussel changed physically and mentally from the start of the play to the...

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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How does Anne Frank respond to imprisonment and loss of personal freedom and rights? The Diary of a Young Girl It's...

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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In what way has the setting changed from the last scene of Act One to the first scene of Act Two in The Diary of Anne...

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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When mr. Kramer asked mr. Frank if it would be all right to add mr dussel to the list of occupants hiding in the...

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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Anne's goal is to become a journalist after the war. How do the goals affect her relationship with her mother? With...

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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What does Mr. Dussel, the new arrival, tell the Franks and Van Daans about the outside world?

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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In the play The Diary Of Anne Frank, how did Peter have an impact on Anne's life? 

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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What is a important lesson or message that emerges from the work?

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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I need a seven sentence plot summary of 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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In "The Diary of Anne Frank," what is the theme of the person Anne Frank?

Anne is very enthusiastic about life. She has hopes and dreams that reach far beyond the walls of her family's hiding place. She doesn't necessarily plan on having her own family; she plans on...

Latest answer posted June 14, 2016 3:00 pm UTC

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How does Mr. van Daan spoil the celebration in The Diary of Anne Frank?

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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How does Anne tease Peter in act 1, scene 3?

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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What a is the plot summary for the play The Diary of Anne Frank by Francis Goodrich and Albert Hackett?

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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What happened in the Annex on March 24, 1943, in "The Diary of Anne Frank"?

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 "The Diary of Anne Frank," what would be a possible motive behind Anne's asking Peter if he likes Margot? What is...

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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How did Peter help Anne frank find light in the darkness?

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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How do the characters resist the Nazis in the play The Diary of Anne Frank?

Characters resist the Nazis in a variety of ways in The Diary of Anne Frank. Firstly, the Franks and Van Daans are hidden by non-Jewish citizens. Were they to be caught, this would put their...

Latest answer posted January 29, 2019 3:43 am UTC

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Please give me a ready made speech on the Anne Frank as a writer.

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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In Act 2 of the drama based on The Diary of Anne Frank, Miep reports to the Franks and their friends that an...

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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How do the Franks throw the Gestapo off their trail in 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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Why does Anne Frank describes her hiding as a dangerous, romantic and interesting adventure ?

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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What image of teenagers does this text portray? The Diary of Anne Frank

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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What kind of relationship does Anne have with her father in The Diary of Anne Frank? How do you know this?

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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Based on the play version "The Diary of Anne Frank" by Goodrich and Hackett, is Mrs. Frank justified in her desire to...

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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In The Diary of Anne Frank, why does Mrs. Frank want to make the Van Daans leave the attic?

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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In the play adaptation of The Diary of Anne Frank, what are some references to historical actions taken against...

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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What does Anne believe is causing Peter's nervousness? physical problem, shyness,stupidity,or result of living in...

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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What is the best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely, or unhappy?

I think the answer most fitting is companionship. As Anne didn't have someone her sex and age to confide in during this particularly trying time of her life, she invented " Kitty. " Kitty was much...

Latest answer posted January 29, 2009 12:37 am UTC

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Anne listed many of the restrictions the Nazis placed on the Jewish individuals. Based on the diary, what could Anne...

Anne's diary goes through a rather intense description of the type of limitations and controls placed on Jewish individuals. The opening of the diary talks about the fact that Anne's father had...

Latest answer posted August 18, 2009 8:58 pm UTC

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How have Anne's plans for the future changed throughout The Diary of Anne Frank?

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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plz tell me your opinion what the writer want to tell us in the book Diary of Anne Frank... plz tell me your opinion...

I'm not sure Anne was really trying to tell us anything. She had no idea what the course of her diary would take; that is, she didn't write as someone who wanted everyone to know what she was...

Latest answer posted August 25, 2010 10:22 am UTC

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Peter's Feeling of Anne I think Peter just wants to avoid Anne, since he always make up the excuse of feeding his cat.

Peter is a teenage boy who is awkward and gangly and unable to express himself very well and both interested in and repelled by the thought of girls. In other words, he's a normal teenage boy....

Latest answer posted August 25, 2010 10:26 am UTC

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What is the dialogue in "The Diary of Anne Frank"?

In The Diary of Anne Frank, the dialouge exists between the characters as Anne remembers it. Through her diary we learn about all of the events and experiences they had while staying in the annex....

Latest answer posted November 17, 2008 7:25 am UTC

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