Reading “The Diary of Anne Frank” first made me understand the conditions and struggles the Van Daans and the Franks had to go through. But watching after reading, made it easy to see the character’s life style and the way they act and how the size of the room affected their lives.
The theme, identity was a significantly shown throughout the play. Anne Frank specifically, had many personality traits that goes along with her identity. Her identity is displayed through her independence, her relationship with others, and her conflicts that make her who she is.
Adolf Hitler was a horrible man, and he made Jew's lives horrible. Killing and torturing more than 6 million, just because they’re Jewish. The drama by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett shows that Anne Frank and 7 others crammed themselves into a secret annex building for 25 months straight. Little did they know, their few month hiding place became a few year hiding place. Hiding from the Nazis, the 8 always lived in faltering hope that the Allied Forces would come and save them from Hitler’s reign of terror. The historical events in The Diary of Anne Frank changed the behaviors of the characters as well as the relationships between characters.
Many people were hurt by Adolf Hitler's plans and one thing he achieved was killing six million Jewish people including children. Anne Frank and her family were one of them. They lived in a secret and tiny annex where Otto used to work. They started off just going to stay there for a few months till the Allied Forces could invade Holland but that didn’t work out. In the drama wrote by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett eight people crowded into annex for 2 long years not being able to go outside. Many historical events were impacted in the drama Anne Frank. Even though these problems took place outside of the secret annex it changed the mood and relationships of the character.
At first, Anne was terrified to go into hiding but her positivity and hope showed and taught many people lessons on how you should look at life. Anne had such a big influence on the people who read her diary. The play that was constructed off of her diary writings really lets us understand how and what Anne was feeling along with the others in the house. The Franks in addition to their friends, had people who helped them out while they were in hiding. This is one reason why Anne would have thought that people were really good at heart. One prime example is Miep Gies. She helped the Franks even though she was not faithful in the Jewish religion. Meip replenished everyone in the group by bringing them what they needed. She had a well thought out tactic that helped her be able to bring supplies to the secret annex. She never gave up on them and helped them through their entire hiding. This shows that people may not believe in the same things as you, but deep in their heart, they are willing to help anyone in need. The group of people hiding in the secret annex was in need, they had no way of getting food or any other supplies. This is where Miep came in to help them. She brought them the food, plus all of the supplies that they needed, therefore, making them live much longer than they should have. In the play, you could tell how happy the family was to see her. On page 326, we read, “Thank you, Miepia. You shouldn’t have done it.” this was
The play, “The Diary of Anne Frank” tells the story of a girl named Anne Frank and the events that occur during her time hiding from the Nazis in the Holocaust with her family, the Van Daans, and Mr. Dussel. While the two families were in hiding, they all suffered tremendously with limited food portions and the need to remain quiet in order to not get caught. During this period, if a person were to be not fit in the Aryan race, which consists of blonde hair, blue eyes, and tallness, then they were to be sent to concentration camps or be killed. Although all of the characters were put into the same circumstances, Mr. Van Daan drastically took advantage of the rest of the Annex. He was portrayed to be selfish and gluttonous because of the fact that he would do anything in order to obtain cigarettes and because he has been given or taking a significant amount of food that is supposed to be for the whole Annex. .
Don’t you hate it when your family and strangers treat you in a harsh way. Anne Frank was treated harshly by some people in the secret annex people would yell at her call her spoiled lazy and was always telling her what to do. But some people treated her nicely like Peter VanDaan and her dad in a way that made her feel loved by some people around her. Anne was a twelve year old girl when she was forced into hiding because she was a Jew in Nazi territory during WW2. Anne is treated by the people in the annex in many ways and that effects her character in such a way that changes her character.
As for Anne Frank, a young girl recognized everyday for her hopeful view on life as well as the Holocaust itself, profoundly conveyed heroism. In the play, The Dairy of Anne Frank, Anne continued to reveal her spunky, but buoyant attitude through several different occurrences. Anne allowed a positive vibe while hiding away specifically when surprising everyone with gifts on Hanukkah. When Mrs. Frank tells Margot that having everyone there and alive is present enough Anne states, “No it isn’t. I’ve got something . . .” “…Presents!”(Act II, Scene 5, Lines 2430-2441). This shows that even through these gory events, she still has a way to find the good. Anne’s positive and heartfelt attitude also shows when she had said, “…I still believe, in spite of everything, that people are really good at heart” (Act II, Scene 4, Lines 1758-1760). Anne leaves such an amazing outlook on the world that many people cannot do. Some may believe Anne’s rambunctious and obstinate attitude while hiding away really takes away from her being a heroic figure, but being at such a young age and seeing only the good in humanity definitely deserves an applause. Although Anne’s adolescence is seen quite a bit, there is also an insane amount of maturity within her as well.
The Author came out with a strong out look on the situation of Anne Franks Development. Anne Frank was a little girl who lived in Amsterdam with her Father, they lived a normal life until the Holocaust took place and for forced Anne into hiding. Sadly the Nazis found out about the Franks hiding and who they were staying with, Otto Frank was they only one who survived. Anne Frank knew that she would even be living a sad and scary life. "Anne’s Voice. I expect I should be describing what it feels like to go into hiding. But I really don’t know yet myself. I only know it’s funny never to be able to go outdoors . .
In Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett’s play of “The Diary of Anne Frank,” Otto Frank (Anne’s father) exemplifies many qualities of a strong leader. He is decisive, selfless, and impartial. One instance that he shows his decisiveness, and way of order. “So to be perfectly safe from eight in the morning until six in the evening we must move only when it is necessary , and then in stockinged feet.” This quote reveals his fortifying leadership because he makes a smart decision that no one will make if he doesn’t take initiative. Upon making this decision, he thinks about his surroundings and the future for everyone. Making this limiting decision also reveals his selflessness because he knows how miserable doing nothing all day in the small secret
The mood of the characters has been directly affected because of the historical events that take place throughout the story. Mrs. Frank is feeling very down about the situation involving the war, when she states, “Think of the thousands dying in the war, every day. Think of the people in concentration camps.” (Goodrich, Hackett, 164) Whenever Mrs. Frank thinks negatively about the situation, Anne gets very frustrated with her. She does not believe that anyone should be thinking with a fixed mindset at a time like this. She shows how she is feeling by saying, “But look at us… if we begin thinking of all the horror in the world, we’re lost! We’re trying to hold onto some kind of ideals… when everything… ideals, hopes… everything, are being destroyed! It isn’t our fault that the world is in such a mess!” (Goodrich, Hackett, 164) This shows how frustrated Anne gets when her mother speaks negatively about the war. She is not afraid to speak her mind when she is having these strong emotions. There was a clear change in the mood of the story, because Anne was so upset with her mother. Before she had this change in emotion, she was with everyone else celebrating with the cake that Miep had brought them. There are many historical events that affect the mood of the characters, but there are also some that can play a role on the behavior of the characters.
Selfish people only care about themselves and no one else.World War II in a time of hunger Mr. Dussel puts his needs in front of overs in the Annex. The play of Diary of Anne Frank is written by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett and took place in Amsterdam, Holland. Mr. Dussel is a German Jew dentist married to a Christian woman, which he went into hiding without her, but with the Franks and the Van Daans .Despite the fact that Mr. Dussel should be grateful instead he is not; he is constantly insensitive to the feelings of others.
Anne Frank was the daughter of Edith Frank and Otto Frank, Otto Frank was a German-born Swiss businessman. She also had a sister named Margot. Anne Frank prized the diary that her father gave to her because she said the paper never judged her and she felt comfortable with sharing her feelings in it. Although, everyone needs someone with whom to share life’s experiences, you could disagree by examining how introverts liked being secluded. I think this is the theme of Anne Frank because even though the holocaust was going and and they were in hiding they all shared moments together.
Characterization is important to “Diary of anne Frank’ because it helps the reader empathize with characters in the play. One of the characters that is really important is Miep. One way characterization is important is because she is very helpful and nice. Miep is very nice because she is concerned about Mr.Frank. In the play, she asks him “Are you all right Mr.Frank?” That quote shows that she is concerned for him. “...Don’t stay up here, Mr.Frank. What is the use of torturing yourself?” This quote shows that Miep cares for him. Another way Miep shows characterization, is when she is selfless. She helped the Franks and Van Daans hide and she knew what she was getting into and she also kne the consequences that would have or have happened.
The two most memorabla charasters in the story are Anne Frank and Kitty. Anne Frank is a loney girl. Anne is a loney girl this is because in her diary she worte down that,“I don’t have a friend.” This suuggests that she had friends,but her friends are not the people that can ingratiate themselves with friends. Also, in the diary she created a virtual person who called Kitty and Anne told all the things to Kitty. This shows that Anne is loney and she don’t have a friends. This makes her need to create a virtual person who can let her share all the things and feelings.She is the most memorablae charasters in the story because she wrote this diary and this diary is all about her life. In addition, Kitty is a virtual person who created by Anne Frank. Kitty is willing to listen to what Anne talk to her and she is silent. This is because she didn’t talk in the diary of Anne, she is a listener. Eventhough she is virtual , her exist is the power to support Anne continue to wrote the diary.