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The Diary of a Young Girl

What is the theme of the book "Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl?'

One of the themes of Anne Frank's diary is the loneliness and isolation of adolescence. Being a young adult can be hard at times, but it's harder still if you're forced to live in such a tense,...

Latest answer posted February 20, 2018 7:47 am UTC

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Who is Mr. Keesing in Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl?

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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Why does Anne Frank call her diary "Kitty"?

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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What is the relationship between Anne and Peter Van Daan?

At the beginning of their stay together, Anne and Peter were just two people who had to share the same living space. Their paths never overlapped at school because he was a few years older than her...

Latest answer posted March 15, 2018 2:22 pm UTC

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What is the moral of The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank?

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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Describe the relationship between Anne and her mother in The Diary of a Young Girl.

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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Why did Anne Frank feel lonely and neglected?

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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What is the internal conflict in Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl?

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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How does Anne get along with her teachers?

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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How did Anne feel about her grandmother?

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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In Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl, how  do Anne and Mrs. Van Daan get along?

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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How did the diary help Anne overcome her loneliness in Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl?

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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In Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl, how does Anne describes her classmates, and how does this show her ability...

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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What are the similarities and differences between Anne and Peter in "Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl"?

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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The diary was Anne’s best friend with whom she could share all her secrets. Justify this statement by stating...

In Anne Frank's diary, written while she was in hiding between the dates of June 12, 1942, and August 4, 1944, she clearly states that the diary is her best friend and confidante. In fact, at the...

Latest answer posted June 18, 2018 12:35 pm UTC

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In Anne Frank's The Diary of a Young Girl, what are the rules of the secret annex as drafted by the Franks and Van...

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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Examine the relationship between Anne and her father Otto in the book. How does this relationship develop? By the end...

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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In Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl, what were some hobbies and interests Anne developed after going into hiding?

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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What crisis occurs in Act 1, scene 5 of "The Diary of Anne Frank"?

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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How did Anne Frank describe herself in The Diary of a Young Girl?

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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In The Diary of Anne Frank how does Mr. Dussel endanger the lives of everyone in the Annex?

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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How does Anne's and Peter's relationship in the secret Annex change?

Initially, Anne felt suspicion and impatience towards Peter Van Daan whom she believes is excessively lazy and self-centered. Because she must share a small space with him and both his and her...

Latest answer posted July 30, 2018 9:29 am UTC

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Why do the Franks immigrate to Holland?

According to her diary, Anne Frank lived in Frankfurt, Germany and then moved to Holland with her family in 1933, when she was four years old. She is explicit that the family's reason for leaving...

Latest answer posted February 18, 2018 5:20 pm UTC

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What did Anne Frank and her family take into the secret annex besides the diary? for example like a radio, a TV

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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What was the first thing that Anne packed as she prepared to go into hiding in "Anne Frank:  The Diary of a Young Girl"?

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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What is an account of some of the problems faced by the persons in the secret annex in The Diary of Anne Frank?

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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What is the climax of Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl?

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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What are Anne's dreams and wishes?

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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I would like to know if Peter van Daan and Peter Wessel in "The Diary of Anne Frank" are the same person.

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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What is the "WC" in Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl?

"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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How do Anne and her mother not get along with each other?

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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Why do Anne and her mother fight? anne's conflict with her mother.

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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When did Anne Frank show courage throughout her diary?    

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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Why does Anne call herself a bundle of contradictions in Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl?

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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Was Anne Frank bisexual or was she just confused becasue of the situation she was in?

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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What are three important events that occurred in The Diary of a Young Girl between April 3, 1944 and August 1, 1944?

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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How was life in the Secret Annex for Anne Frank?

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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Whose nickname was Pim?

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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How have Anne Frank's plans for the future changed?

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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Describe two important incidents from Anne Frank:  The Diary of a Young Girl. Describe two important incidents from...

The most important incidents happen after the diary stops. It ends eerily, and we know what happened next. When Anne stops writing, we know it means that their two year struggle to evade the...

Latest answer posted July 28, 2011 4:28 am UTC

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What are the subplots that have been introduced in Act One of Diary of Anne Frank?

In Act One of "The Diary of Anne Frank," in addition to the plot development which tells the story of Anne Frank and her companions as they hide from the Nazis in German-occupied Holland, there are...

Latest answer posted September 20, 2010 10:43 pm UTC

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How is Anne Frank different from other teenagers?

On some levels, as we see from her writing, Anne Frank has many average tendencies. She tends to be full of romantic ideas, combative with her mother, secretive, and silly.Yet, in some part due to...

Latest answer posted December 5, 2007 6:52 pm UTC

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What is the main theme of The Diary of Anne Frank?

The Diary of a Young Girl is a classic coming of age story, maybe not in all the typical senses that we imagine teenagers coming of age, but she certainly goes through all the motions, even in her...

Latest answer posted August 6, 2007 1:42 pm UTC

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How can I relate the story of Mrs. Van Daan to the dentist, Albert Dussel? What do they have in common?

I would say that they are both very vocal, dramatic, and full of themselves. They both like to be the center of attention and receive presents. Both are temperamental. On the obvious side, they are...

Latest answer posted March 20, 2010 5:28 am UTC

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How does Anne Frank describe her hair?

Anne calls her hair a “mass of curls.” Many teenagers are unhappy with their appearance. Anne is no exception. She tries to make her hair something to be proud of, but she often feels she comes...

Latest answer posted June 9, 2016 3:19 am UTC

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In "Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl," why was Anne angry with her father?

"Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl" contains the notes that Anne made to her "Dearest Kitty" (the name she gives to her diary) when her family has no choice but to go into hiding to escape...

Latest answer posted April 29, 2016 9:46 pm UTC

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From Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl, give a detailed account of third burglary in the annex.

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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What are examples of imagery in The Diary of a Young Girl? Include page numbers.

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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What other books are similar to Anne Frank:  the Diary of a Young Girl?

In terms of content, I might also suggest some titles which could be meaningful. Zlata's Diary is a book about a girl writing during the breakup of the former Yugoslavia. Freedom Writers is...

Latest answer posted November 5, 2009 10:18 pm UTC

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"The incident of the stolen bread is an illustration of a basic defect in Mr. Van Daan's character." Can you defend...

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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