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The Diary of a Young Girl

I would argue that the themes in this haunting diary are war, anti-Semitism, and coming of age. With regard to war and anti-Semitism, it is the ongoing conflict in Europe that has forced the Frank...

Latest answer posted March 26, 2021, 11:11 am (UTC)

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The relationship between Anne and her mother, Edith, is, for the most part, quite difficult. It's often the case that teenage girls will have difficult relationships with their mothers, but the...

Latest answer posted March 19, 2020, 8:26 am (UTC)

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Anne and Peter are young adults who've been thrown together by the unique circumstances in which they both find themselves. As Jews in Nazi-occupied Holland, they're forced to hide out in a cramped...

Latest answer posted March 26, 2021, 11:06 am (UTC)

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When Peter first moves into the secret annex, Anne dislikes him from the start. Though she was looking forward to his arrival as another form of company in their quiet home, the reality of the shy,...

Latest answer posted May 20, 2021, 11:46 pm (UTC)

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I would be hesitant to reduce Anne Frank’s diary to one moral or to even a few morals. Anne Frank is one of the most iconic individuals in Western history and perhaps in the world. Yet remember,...

Latest answer posted August 9, 2020, 1:10 pm (UTC)

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Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl can be considered a bildungsroman, or a coming-of-age story. Not only does Anne face the ups and downs of puberty and adolescence, but she also divulges her...

Latest answer posted June 5, 2016, 9:19 pm (UTC)

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Mr. Keesing, a school teacher who Anne describes as an "old fogey." Although a math teacher, he assigns her extra homework in the form of writing essays because she talks too much in class. She...

Latest answer posted July 25, 2017, 12:26 pm (UTC)

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Rules played a critical part in the life of the Frank and van Daan families. If anybody were to discover them, they knew that it would mean being sent to a concentration camp and likely to their...

Latest answer posted November 8, 2018, 11:19 am (UTC)

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In Act 1, scene 5, the Franks and the Van Daans are celebrating Hanukkah. They are having a good time, and Anne makes them all laugh when she wears her lampshade hat. There is a brief quarrel over...

Latest answer posted May 13, 2008, 8:09 am (UTC)

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Anne Frank and her family were not able to bring much with them when they went to the secret annex. The Franks brought with them only a few items. Otto Frank had prepared in advance to go into...

Latest answer posted May 23, 2018, 4:35 pm (UTC)

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The most obvious similarity between Anne and Peter is their age. They're both at an age where young people at that time period began to explore their own sexuality and become interested in the...

Latest answer posted February 10, 2008, 6:24 am (UTC)

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As with many young girls of her age, Anne looks upon her diary as a close friend, someone in whom she can confide her innermost thoughts, fears, and desires. As the diary is more of a person than a...

Latest answer posted July 4, 2019, 8:50 am (UTC)

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Initially, the relationship between Otto Frank and his daughter Anne is a strong one. Anne is very much "daddy's girl" and can do little wrong in his eyes. From her diary, the reader senses that...

Latest answer posted December 14, 2017, 9:17 am (UTC)

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Of course, the diary itself is Anne's main hobby. She keeps it throughout the period in hiding, editing it frequently (especially in 1944) with the hope of publishing it after the war is over. She...

Latest answer posted December 15, 2017, 2:58 pm (UTC)

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In Anne Franke: The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne and Mrs. van Daan have some difficulty getting along. Mrs. van Daan is materialistic and demanding. Sometimes she is hard to like. At the same time,...

Latest answer posted April 23, 2012, 10:18 pm (UTC)

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Dussel wanted a book about Mussolini and Miep almost got arrested. Mr. Dussel (real name Fritz Pfeffer) was not Anne’s favorite person when he joined the Annex. They were in hiding, and it was...

Latest answer posted November 13, 2015, 1:42 am (UTC)

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Being bisexual means having sexual and romantic thoughts about more than one gender. Sexuality is not something that needs to be true for someone's entire life in order to be valid or true. For...

Latest answer posted September 9, 2019, 3:26 pm (UTC)

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Anne Frank was a young woman who was filled with hope. She had many wishes and dreams for her future. Despite the isolation and fear of living in the Annex, Anne tried to keep a positive attitude...

Latest answer posted July 30, 2016, 6:55 pm (UTC)

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Aside from the overriding fear of being discovered by the Nazis, here are some problems that the residents of the annex faced: They are forced to keep the windows curtained and they could not make...

Latest answer posted November 27, 2013, 5:00 pm (UTC)

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These two names represent different people, but it must be noted that Peter van Daan is a pseudonym for Peter van Pels. After hearing a radio announcement in 1944 stating that documents such as...

Latest answer posted March 18, 2018, 9:20 pm (UTC)

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I don't have exact page numbers, and pagination might differ anyway, but I will direct you to where in the book to find the images mentioned. First, imagery is description using the five senses of...

Latest answer posted August 28, 2019, 1:46 am (UTC)

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As Anne Frank hides along with her family and others in the secret annex during the Holocaust, she shows great courage. From the summer of 1942 until the end of the diary in August of 1944, she...

Latest answer posted February 20, 2017, 1:04 pm (UTC)

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The very first thing that Anne packs as she prepares to go into hiding is her diary. With her diary she includes "hair curlers, handkerchiefs, schoolbooks, a comb, old letters". Anne realizes...

Latest answer posted January 25, 2009, 6:42 am (UTC)

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Anne describes herself early in the diary as somewhat superficial. She says that she has few true friends because she cannot bring herself to talk about serious things with any of them. This, in...

Latest answer posted August 18, 2019, 2:23 pm (UTC)

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Anne is a typical pre-teen who wants to be treated more as an adult and less like a child. She is somewhat jealous of her older sister Margot, who in her eyes, has more priveleges. Mrs. Frank...

Latest answer posted June 6, 2009, 11:29 pm (UTC)

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Anne Frank and her mother, Edith Frank, were often at odds because Anne believed that her mother preferred Anne's sister, Margot, over Anne. One example of this is when Anne says, "I feel myself...

Latest answer posted April 21, 2018, 1:47 am (UTC)

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On Friday, September 5, 1942, Anne Frank states that Pim is the nickname she uses for her father, Otto Frank. Anne is very close to her father, holding him in high esteem, unlike many of the other...

Latest answer posted May 7, 2019, 12:04 pm (UTC)

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In July of 1942, Anne Frank and her family (her parents and her sister, Margot) go into hiding to escape Nazi persecution of the Jews. They are joined by Mr. and Mrs. van Daan and their son, Peter,...

Latest answer posted August 30, 2021, 3:27 pm (UTC)

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Anne Frank feels lonely and neglected throughout her time in the Secret Annex because she receives very little support from the others who are in hiding. Her older sister and her mother do not...

Latest answer posted June 16, 2018, 6:44 pm (UTC)

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Life for Anne, as for everyone in the annex, was stifling, claustrophobic, and scary. Everyone knew that, at any moment, their hiding place could be discovered. This was literally a matter of life...

Latest answer posted March 20, 2018, 10:15 am (UTC)

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"WC" stands for "water closet," which is another name for a bathroom. In Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl, the living quarters in the Secret Annex are cramped. They live above a business; access...

Latest answer posted April 24, 2012, 2:20 am (UTC)

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Since Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl is a diary and not a novel, there are more than one climax in this book. An American poet, John Berryman, writes that this work is "the conversion of a...

Latest answer posted May 5, 2012, 3:49 am (UTC)

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When Anne Frank first begins writing her diary, she is a typical young teenager who wants all of the attention she can get. She has big plans for becoming an actress or a singer or anything that...

Latest answer posted April 22, 2018, 2:18 pm (UTC)

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Having read the diary and the play based upon it, the thing that strikes me most about Anne is that she is very, very much like my own daughter, who is approximately the same age Anne was when the...

Latest answer posted July 20, 2009, 9:48 am (UTC)

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Anne seems to get along well with her teachers. Her attitude at the beginning of her diary, though sprinkled with a bit of adolescent angst and annoyances, is generally good-natured and she seems...

Latest answer posted February 18, 2016, 7:03 pm (UTC)

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Anne says she is a bundle of contradictions because she has a lighter side and a thoughtful side. Trapped in a secret room over her father’s office hiding from the Nazis, Anne Frank definitely has...

Latest answer posted March 20, 2016, 1:16 am (UTC)

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Anne is constantly criticizing the grown-ups, which include her parents, the Van Daans, and Mr. Dussel. She feels that they are too involved in her life, overly critical, and clueless. Grown-ups...

Latest answer posted June 10, 2016, 1:12 pm (UTC)

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This is part of Anne Frank's final diary entry only a few days before she and her family were betrayed and deported to concentration camps. In it, Anne reveals and describes the two sides to...

Latest answer posted August 21, 2011, 6:38 am (UTC)

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Anne Frank is a very social girl who writes that her closest friends from the Jewish Secondary School are Lies Goosens an Jopie de Waal. On June 21, 1942, Anne writes about her classmates, worrying...

Latest answer posted May 31, 2016, 6:21 pm (UTC)

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Anne Frank's grandmother, who died of natural causes before the Frank family was forced into hiding in the annex, was extremely loved by Anne, who draws on fond memories of her grandmother to help...

Latest answer posted September 16, 2018, 8:25 pm (UTC)

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The third burglary in Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl happens on Sunday, 9 April 1944, but the diary entry is dated Tuesday, 11 April 1944. At 9:30 p.m., Peter quietly informs Mr. Frank that...

Latest answer posted May 22, 2016, 12:52 am (UTC)

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The following are three significant events that occur in The Diary of a Young Girl between Monday, April 3, 1944 and Tuesday, August 1, 1944: 1) On Tuesday, April 11, 1944, the warehouse which...

Latest answer posted May 17, 2016, 6:01 pm (UTC)

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Mr. Van Daan was definitely not the most endearing character in the apartment; if I had been Mr. Frank, I would have been really irritated by Van Daan's sense of entitlement. Mr. Frank did not...

Latest answer posted July 20, 2009, 9:59 am (UTC)

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In his fatherly wisdom, Mr. Frank gives Anne a diary for her birthday. With this little book of blank pages to be filled with her private yearnings and remarks, Anne has been afforded the friend...

Latest answer posted February 17, 2017, 4:31 pm (UTC)

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Anne Frank lived with her family and several other Jews in a hidden annex for a period of a little over two years. During that time, Anne spent much of her time reading and writing. She read to...

Latest answer posted March 28, 2016, 7:29 am (UTC)

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"Mr. Keptor, the old math master, was very annoyed with me for a long time because I chatter so much" (6). In the above passage from Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne reveals that her...

Latest answer posted July 22, 2016, 1:24 am (UTC)

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The Diary of a Young Girl is set in Amsterdam between 1942 and 1944, from the time the Franks go into hiding until right before they were discovered by the Nazis and sent to concentration camps. A...

Latest answer posted July 31, 2020, 12:04 pm (UTC)

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One of the most notable features of the Frank family's life after they move into the attic rooms they call the Secret Annex is its monotony. Very few incidents occur that are truly exciting. Some...

Latest answer posted February 15, 2019, 11:52 pm (UTC)

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There were certainly a few reasons for the discord and tension between Anne and her mother. For one, Anne hated the long "dreadful sermons" her mother (Edith) subjected her to whenever she...

Latest answer posted February 6, 2018, 2:29 pm (UTC)

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Anne is not the only one who is afraid of the sounds of the war, particularly at night. In a humorous incident, Mrs. van Daan rushes almost into Dussel's arms during an air raid because she is so...

Latest answer posted August 13, 2018, 7:08 pm (UTC)

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