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The Diary of a Young Girl

by Anne Frank
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What is the theme of The Diary of Anne Frank with three supporting details?

The theme of the story is that you can maintain high spirits even in the worst of situations. Anne Frank never lost her faith in humanity. She was a victim, yes. She was also a survivor. This is an example of how Anne still had hope for humanity despite being on the run from the Nazis and hiding in an attic for over two years. Anne died at age 15, but she left behind one of the most famous diaries ever written. This diary has been translated into more than 60 languages, and it is often required reading in schools around the world.

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The theme of the story is that you can maintain high spirits even in the worst of situations. 

Anne Frank never lost her faith in humanity.  She was a victim, yes.  She was also a survivor.  Although she eventually died, Anne hid for years from the Nazis trying to live her life on her terms.  It was not easy. 

Anne lived in one of the worst time periods in history, but she still maintained her faith in humanity.  In one of the last entries before the family was captured by the Nazis, Anne writes that she still believes that people are inherently good. 

It's a wonder I haven't abandoned all my ideals, they seem so absurd and impractical. Yet I cling to them because I still believe, in spite of everything, that people are truly good at heart. (SATURDAY, JULY 15,1944) 

Despite how bad things have gotten in the world around her, and the horrible things she has seen people do, this shows that Anne has kept her faith.  This is because Anne had a generous spirit.  She was a boisterous girl who wanted to be a writer.  She shared her intimate thoughts in her diary, and many of them had to do with feeling misunderstood.  Despite all of this, Anne still wanted to see the best in others.

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