Why does Mr. Frank say that the loud air raids should be music to the ears of those hiding in the attic?

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Mr. Frank, ever the calm leader in a difficult living situation, uses the sound of the loud air raids to give the others in hiding with him a new way of looking at the loud and frightening air raid sirens and the resulting bombs.  Instead of looking at the negative fear of the bombs dropping where they are hiding, Mr. Frank helps the others see the air raids as a positive sign that the Allies are moving ever closer to winning the war and setting them free. The loud sounds of an air raid are frightening especially as the wait for the bombs to land drags on, but Mr. Frank changes the negative to a positive--that of an Allied rescue of the Jews and the countries occupied by the Axis powers.

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The Diary of a Young Girl

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