In the late 1930s and early 1940s the world experienced very traumatic events. Adolf Hitler comes to power in Germany. He banned all political parties, except the Nazis. Two of the families that were affected by his changes were the Franks and the Van Daans. Anne Frank was a member of the Frank family. Her family and the Van Daans experienced what was happening personally. During the time that she was forced to go into hiding, she kept a diary with her. The diary has become very important item for learning about the events that happened. Historical events are reflected in the play “The Diary of Anne Frank” by showing how what’s happening in the outside world affects the families that have had to go into hiding.
In the story ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’ there are many characters that are dynamic or static, but especially the character Peter Van Daan has changed throughout the story. In the beginning of the story, Peter is presented as a awkward, boring, and mature person, but later on in the story Peter's personalities change to a comfortable, fun, but a mature person still.
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.
There are many ways that Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett use to characterize all of the people in “the Diary of Anne Frank”. One way they do this is by showing how Anne is a girl who is interested in everything. “she is thirteen, quick in her movements, interested in everything, mercurial in her emotions.” (Hackett and Goodrich 705). This shows us exactly how Anne’s personality is. Another character that they tell the reader about their personality is Peter Van Daan. “ he is a shy, awkward boy of sixteen…” (Goodrich and Hackett 704). This tells the reader about Peter and how is shy, quiet, and how old he is also. These are a few examples of characterization in the story “the Diary of Anne Frank”
According to the movie, Mr. Frank seemed very devastated, and he was trying to hold himself together in order for him to prevent himself from crying because everything was taken from him. All around him were old memories of the past, such as gloves or a scarf of the people that he loved. In the selection, Mr. Frank also says, “I can’t stay in Amsterdam, Miep. It has too many memories for me. Everywhere there’s something... the house we lived in... the school... that street organ playing out there... I’m not the person you used to know, Miep,” especially after all that has happened to him, it would make sense for him to leave. Afterwards, Mr. Frank decided that everything at the Annex should be burned, however, Miep, who was his former secretary, gave him his daughter’s diary, known as The Diary of Anne
The first part of the diary starts with her being a regular girl having fun and turns into a girl going into hiding with seven other people. In addition, she has to deal with relation problems with her mom, sister, and the people she is in hiding with. The problems begin when eight people are confined in a small area and everybody begins to irritate and annoy one another. Anne was especially concerned with herself and with her attitude towards the others in the group. She's mainly concerned with her mother who always treats her like baby. Mr. Frank tires to ease the quarrels between them by telling Anne to help out more around the house, but Anne stubbornly declines preferring to concentrate more on her studies. She especially gets plenty of confrontations with Mrs. Van Daan who thinks she is a spoiled little girl. Mrs. Van Daan constantly tells Anne’s father, “ If Anne were my daughter.” Anne’s respond to this in her diary was, “Thank heavens I’m not!” Of course
Otto, her father, cares for Anne very much. Mr. Frank was completely loyal to Anne. Mr. Frank also protected her and took care of her in the Annex. Edith, her mother, cared for her also. Mrs. Frank tried to be the
The infamous Holocaust earned its name not in praise, but because of the tragedy that came along with it, that could never be forgotten. Unfair doesn't even begin to explain how awful the Jewish religion along with its followers were treated. The Jews that were lucky enough to hide, were still being haunted by the outside world, these are just a few examples how.
Frank also contributed to the theme that people are good at heart. In Act 1, scene 2, he decided to take in the Van Daan’s even though it increased the danger of them hiding. That showed that Mr. Frank had a big heart because the Van Daan’s could have blew their cover, but he took them in anyway. In addition, in Act 1, scene 5, he took in Mr. Dussel without hesitation. When Miep brought Mr. Dussel to the Annex, Mr. Frank said that they could stretch the food and would take him in. In conclusion, Mr. Frank was always looking to help people and take them into hiding.
The Diary of Anne Frank is about a girl that kept a diary while hiding from Nazi’s in Amsterdam for two years. The diary ends when the Nazi’s found her and her family. Her whole family was killed in exception for her father. She was given the journal on her thirteenth birthday. She simply
Although not all people are selfish and greedy, the ones who are stick out like sore thumbs. In The Diary of Anne Frank, a play by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, a young girl and her family go into hiding in an annex along with a few acquaintances, and one selfish character stands out. The people need to go into hiding because they are Jewish and are living in Amsterdam during Hitler's rule. One of the men in hiding is Mr. Van Daan. Mr. Van Daan is a selfish man who betrays his family and friends for his own benefit and doesn't take their feelings into account.
Ideally, if one were to go into hiding, they would like to live comfortably. Based on the description given by Anne Frank in her diary, the annex in which she was hiding in wouldn’t have been the most comfortable living situation. Cramped, quiet, yet resourceful, the liberties of the annex was very limited. Using the information provided by The Diary of a Young Girl and The Diary of Anne Frank, the living conditions of the annex were revealed. With a small living space, the constant need to remain secretive, and the limited resources, the Franks and the Van Daans must have needed much cooperation in order to live in peace.
The Holocaust was one of history's most tragic events to occur. Millions upon millions of Jews lost their lives at the hands of people who did not want them there any longer. One of the Jews whom died, Anne Frank, said that “ In spite of everything, I still believe people are really good at heart.” Even though she and her family and friends were forced to go through such terrible things, she was still able to look past them all, and see the positive outcome in everything. Anne Frank was one of history’s best models for optimism, and as for myself, I agree with her quote. After reading The Play of the Diary of Anne Frank, I see that Mr. Frank himself is a good example for this. However, I know there is another side to this argument, so I can see how someone might disagree with me on the quote. One of the reasons I agree with Anne is because she, herself, was kind to the people around her, no matter what. However, someone could say Mrs. Van Daan is a good example to disagree with this quote.
Have you ever heard of the Holocaust? The Holocaust was a terrible time in history when Adolf Hitler was torturing many innocent Jews. He put them in concentration camps, but many tried to hid just like Anne Frank and her family. Anne Frank who was Jew, has a famous quote that says “In spite of everything, I still believe people are really good at heart.” Even though throughout the “Diary of Anne Frank” we see that people are not always the best they could be, I agree with Anne and believe that everyone is still good at heart. One overall reason I chose that people are really good at heart are the acts of kindness Peter has throughout the book to Anne. However, I do know that there are two sides of an argument, I can see how some might
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