The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

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

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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, claustrophobic environment like Anne. Anne is growing up very quickly, but there is really no one around with whom she can share her experiences. She's not particularly close to Margot; her relationship with her mother is fraught, to say the least; she completely adores her father, but there are certain things that she can't really share with him. So she remains alone. And her...

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One of the themes is the sacrifice of one human being for another.          

The act of hiding people at the risk of your own life and giving of your food is another type of theme.

Another is when you are in one living space, and friendship to spare the lives of people around you.

Yet another theme is what happens to people when they are imprisoned. 


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