Ever played a game of hide and seek? Well it was slightly like that for the Franks (A Jewish family living during the Holocaust) except they were forced to play, and if caught the consequences were deadly. The theme of Anne Frank is human growth involves pain, this is the theme because life can’t flow smoothly without a few bumps, there's always a few things you have to get past first. Anne Frank and her family were forced into hiding because they were Jewish, and Jewish people were discriminated against and killed in concentration camps during the Holocaust.
Jews have perished because of their beliefs since the beginning of time but never have so many Jews been persecuted worldwide as they were in World War II. Anne Frank’s diary reaches a place within all of our hearts because it reminds us how easily the innocents can suffer. Sometimes we may choose to close our eyes or look the other way when unjustifiable things happen in our society and Anne’s tale reminds us that ignorance, in part, claimed her life. Sadly, her story is but one of many of those who died in the Holocaust and as with other Jews, her fate was determined by the country she lived in, her sex and her age.
In “The Diary of Anne Frank” there are many different objects and people that are symbolic to something abstract. One example of symbolism in Anne’s diary is when her and Peter have a discussion about the star of David. In the play and throughout World War II the star of David symbolizes a deep hatred. It represents a deep hatred because during the time of WWII with the Jews getting murdered and sent to concentration camps they were forced to wear garments with the star sewn onto them. Anne records, “You can’t throw…? Something they branded you with…? That they made you wear so they could spit on you” (Pg 709 P.22). This quote justifies that while wearing the star of David the Jews won’t receive respect and they will be treated with rude and
“The Diary of Anne Frank” is a great story that comes straight from the journal written by a young girl named Anne Frank. “The Diary of Anne Frank” has multiple themes demonstrated throughout the book. However, the most common theme is Good vs. Evil. For example, society during World War II was very much looked on as good vs. evil. You had the Germans, and you had the prisoners. The eight people hiding in the small annex from the Germans were also demonstrated as going through good and evil times. Finally, Anne is a young girl that just wants to have a normal life. Having that dream, but not being able to chase it has had a really
The story of Anne Frank is probably one of the most recognized and well known in the world. The experiences she and her family suffered through as they hid from the Nazis during the Holocaust. Their story is well documented in Anne’s own words through her diary. She revealed the horror and difficulties her family faced as they hid in an attic (the annex) for two years from the Nazis. Somehow, despite starvation, hours of total silence, and being separated from the outside world, she maintained a belief that man was still capable of humanity. In her diary, she stated, “In spite of everything, I still believe people are really good at heart.” How is it possible for someone who endured what she endured to still have kindness, optimism, and hope?
Do you ever get mad when your parents say you can’t do something or go anywhere? Well, imagine how Anne feels being isolated in that room all day long, every day. The story "Diary of Ann Frank" reveals what it’s like to transition from childhood to adulthood in the modern life. The theme of the story is living in oppression and how it affects Anne as a person, both physically and emotionally. For two years, Anne and her family along with another family are locked up in hiding in a secret loft. “The diary of Anne Frank” shows us that sometimes family is all we got but we have to make the best of it and be thankful we have our family. Anne Frank quoted “we all eat and read like one family” (page 230) This statement tells us that no matter what
The book diary of Anne Frank is about a teenage girl named Anne Frank. For Anne upcoming birthday she requests a diary so that she can express her thoughts, feelings, and emotions that occur day to day in her daily life. Her parents give it to her and she starts to log about her daily life and relationships with her friends and family. But what she doesn 't realize is her diary docs her horrible life that she has in hiding during the holocaust. Within this book report, the analysis of the book will be given along with the summary of the book by chapter.
In the play “The Diary of Anne Frank” setting plays a big role because it sets the mood and situation. Setting is shown in the play of “The Diary of Anne Frank” when Otto Frank first enters the secret annex, you can sense the tension and grief he is feeling because of the setting “ The rooms are dusty, the curtains in rags. Chairs and tables are overturned.” “ He is weak , ill,. His clothes threadbare.” ( Goodrich and Hackett 701). The setting is set in the previous quote because Otto is returning to the secret annex where him and his family have stayed for the past two years , only now he is the only one who is still alive and he is forced to remember the day him and his family were
The Puritan era in New England was inundated with an atmosphere of righteousness and judgment. This culture spurned those who strayed from its religious codes. In his novel The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne uses multiple symbols to bring a deeper meaning to the society, his characters, and to adultery. One of the motifs used comes as the character Pearl, the daughter of the two adulterers. Pearl has multiple descriptions; physically, she is “a lovely and immortal flower,” yet also “an airy sprite . . . as if she were hovering in the air and might vanish” (80, 83). She has a “wild, desperate, defiant mood” and is often referred to as a “flower,” a “bird,” and an “elf” (82, 80, 98, 87). Hawthorne uses Pearl’s multi-layered personality
The Holocaust was one of the most tragic event in history when about six million Jews lost their lives to the Nazi. It was a very tragic and evil thing that the Nazi’s did. However, a Jewish girl, Anne Frank, said this: “In spite of everything, I still believe people are really good at heart.” Through everything Anne and her family went through, she always saw the good in things. After reading the play about her diary, I would have to agree with Anne’s quote. One of the main reasons I am agreeing with Anne is the kind and selfless thing that she did for her family and the people in the Annex on Hanukkah. However, I can see why you might disagree with Anne and myself by Mr. Van Daan and his selfish and unkind actions.
Elie Wiesel and Anne Frank had many similarities and differences in their lives during the Holocaust. This essay uses Night by Elie Wiesel and a play about Anne Frank to make its points. They have a similar topic and use mood similarly. However, they use motivation and point of view differently. Night and this play are very different and similar at the same time.
Norman Mailer once stated, "For what does it mean to be a hero? It requires you to be prepared to deal with forces larger than yourself." This quotation means that there are some things that certain people will not be able to face head on. It takes them a while to physically and mentally prepare themselves for what forces lie ahead. This quotation is valid because there are going to be certain things people just can't face or they aren't strong enough to face them. The film, The Fighting Sullivans and the film The Diary of Anne Frank prove the interpretation because both of the films are about a group of people who have to deal with forces that are bigger than themselves. The film The Diary of Anne Frank supports the critical lens about Norman Mailer's quote because they had to go into hiding, hiding from the Germans which in this case were the bigger force. The first
Discrimination is now becoming a well-known term around the world; many acknowledge it from the time they came across: sexism, racism, ageism, and the type Anne Frank came across, persecution. Anne Frank was a thirteen-year-old Jewish girl who was hiding from the German Army or the Nazi’s, as they are better recognized back then. Her life story consisted of constantly escaping and being in isolation from those who wanted her dead; it was a difficult time to live in. Anne Frank was attacked because of her differences; Adolf Hitler (leader of the Nazi’s) was killing anyone who was not classified as “pure” or part of the “superior race”.