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The Diary of Anne Frank

On what floor of the building does the Frank family hide?

The Frank family lives on the second and third floors of the secret annex. In 1940, Otto Frank had rented the entire house for both residential and business purposes. After Anne's sister, Margot,...

Latest answer posted June 24, 2019 7:47 am UTC

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Why does Anne Frank name her diary in The Diary of Anne Frank?

Although her circumstances were tragically exceptional, at her core Anne Frank was much like other teenage girls, transcending place and time. At her core, she really longed for one close friend...

Latest answer posted September 13, 2019 1:53 am UTC

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What's the basic point of "The Diary of Anne Frank"?

I would argue that it is a "story" perse. Anne did not intend to write a story so much as she intended to entertain herself, gather her thoughts, and "grow up" during the time...

Latest answer posted January 17, 2008 12:41 pm UTC

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Why does Anne concentrate so frequently on the moods of the members of the secret annexe in her writing?

The moods of the people living in the attic reflect the difficulty of having to live under such horrible circumstances. The secret annex is cramped and crowded, and this leads to tension between...

Latest answer posted June 10, 2007 5:44 am UTC

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What does the entry on Wednesday, July 8th, 1942 talk about?

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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Why don't the Franks just lie about being Jews and not worry about the dictatorship of Adolf Hitler and go on living...

It would not have been easy for the Franks to lie about being Jews. They had been living in Amsterdam for many years, and they had attended religious services and gatherings during that time. Their...

Latest answer posted August 26, 2010 5:23 am UTC

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Why does Anne Frank always feel positive about people? why does she feel that every one is good at heart?

Her optimism may have come in part from her age. It is difficult for young people to imagine their own deaths and hold on to the idea that nothing bad will happen to them. In the play based on...

Latest answer posted January 25, 2008 5:42 am UTC

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In The Diary of Anne Frank, how do the other characters know that the meeting between Peter and Anne is about to happen?

Anne primps before joining Peter in his room. When the other characters see her trying to make herself look nice, they know she is going to see Peter. At the beginning of the play, Anne and Peter...

Latest answer posted May 14, 2012 7:16 pm UTC

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"Once we’ve eaten and washed up, I am so happy because another Sunday is gone." What does this statement from The...

Because nobody else is around on Sundays, the families in the annex use that day to do their cleaning and scrubbing. Anne describes a day that includes taking turns doing laundry with her sister,...

Latest answer posted October 14, 2019 1:42 am UTC

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What is an example of Anne favoring her father over her mother in The Diary of Anne Frank? I'm writing an essay, and...

There is a good example of Anne favoring her father over her mother in Act 1. Anne has a nightmare, and wakes up screaming. Both of her parents rush into her room to comfort her, but Anne sends...

Latest answer posted April 14, 2008 1:29 pm UTC

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What are examples of courage, human weakness, humanity, or insight during the time period of the holocaust in the...

The Frank family, specifically Anne's parents, exemplified courage and humanity throughout their entire ordeal as described in Anne's diary. For one thing, Anne's parents could have simply taken...

Latest answer posted May 2, 2009 8:09 am UTC

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From Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl, who was Mr. Otto Frank? Describe him.

Otto Frank is Anne Frank's beloved father whom she describes in Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl. After Anne dies, and her father is the only family member left alive after the Holocaust, Otto...

Latest answer posted November 26, 2015 7:13 am UTC

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What incident disrupts the Hanukkah celebration? x

Everyone is happy and having a good time at Hannukah until Mr. Van Daan and Peter argue about Peter's cat. In the middle of the argument, a loud crash silences everyone. Peter tries to turn off...

Latest answer posted April 3, 2009 9:11 pm UTC

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In the book, The Diary of Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl, why is the Van Daan family invited to go into hiding...

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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What legacy did Anne Frank leave behind from The Diary of Anne Frank?

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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Who did Anne Frank leave her diary to?

Miep Gies worked for Otto Frank, Anne's father, before the war. She was one of the Dutch citizens who helped hide the Frank family, Fritz Pfeffer, and the Pels family in the annex above Otto...

Latest answer posted September 10, 2019 10:34 pm UTC

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What is the significance of Peter's kiss?

Anne Frank’s diary, written without intent of publishing, is interesting for a number of reasons, not least of which because it was penned during Frank’s family hiding out to escape Nazi capture....

Latest answer posted August 10, 2019 7:28 pm UTC

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In a paragraph, what is a good critical review for the book Anne Frank?

The Diary of Anne Frank is a unique collection of journal entries that convey a first hand account of what it was like to be Jewish in Holland during the Holocaust. Anne shares with the reader her...

Latest answer posted June 6, 2009 10:07 am UTC

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