I would be sad to think that Anne Frank’s main legacy as a description of a life of oppression. I think that the main theme is the tenacity of the human soul to continue to grow and even thrive in the worst of circumstances. Anne Frank is essentially a coming of age story. She grows from a child to a woman in that attic room. Yes, the circumstances are unusual and add intensity to the situation. However, the point is that she grows. Even locked within an attic room, Anne can grow. That is a testament to the resiliency of the human spirit. The Nazi’s could take nearly everything away from her: her possessions, her family, and even her life; but they could not take away her spirit. She is forced to learn at a young age that happiness and contentment are not based on material goods, or even on relationships, but within our own minds and souls. She not only survives in the attic room but she creates a diary that speaks to the world in timeless truth.