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Anne Frank : A Positive Attitude

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nne Frank shows us that a positive attitude can help to persevere the hardships of life because there is reason to. Her sense of perspective allows her to realize that there is hope for a better future. Anne never lets go of her belief in the resilience and strength of the human spirit. Anne Frank was born Annelies Marie Frank on June 12, 1929 to parents, Edith and Otto Frank. In addition, Anne had an older sister, Margot that was 3 years older than her. Anne was just 13 years old when her family went into hiding in the Secret Annex to avoid capture by the Nazi 's. After the Germans invaded Holland in 1940, consequently, the same laws imposed in Germany were extended to the Netherlands. Although this may be true, Anne is…show more content…
As Anne hears about more of her friends being deported and taken to concentration camps, her fears heighten and, of equal importance, she questions why the Jews are being repressed. Important to realize, Otto Frank tried to arrange for the family to emigrate, to the United States, be that as it may, this possibility was taken out of play, by virtue of the United States government. For this reason, shortly before going into hiding, Anne gave her neighbor friend a few of her personal items for safeguarding. Anne, in the hope that she would be able to regain possession of these items, gave her friend a book, a tea set, a tin of marbles and the family cat, Moortje. "I 'm worried about my marbles, because I 'm scared they might fall into the wrong hands." Toosje Kupers said Anne told her. "Could you keep them for me for a little while?" Another key point often overlooked is that even after hearing that the Dutch are becoming more anti-sematic, Anne is disheartened and dampened but nonetheless remains optimistic about humanity. Anne believes, "Human greatness does not lie in wealth or power but in character and goodness. People are just people and all people have faults and shortcomings but all of us are born with basic goodness." Anne says that she does not blame the Dutch people for her family 's misfortune. Equally important, her sense of perspective
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