The Diary Of Anne Frank

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Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett wrote The Diary of Anne Frank in an attempt to inform the general public since the holocaust of the harsh realities of being a Jewish citizen in this time period. While the play did have comedic aspects to it at certain times, it did however really make the reader think about what life would have been like at this point in time. On the thirteenth birthday of Anne Frank, her parents presented her with a diary. This comes to be a gift that Anne treasures over most other things in her life. Anne was known to be a very social teenager, as she was a very outgoing, talkative person, however, she felt that she is misunderstood by all of the people in her life. At first the diary started as a place where Anne would write about everything that happened in her daily life such as her thoughts, grades, and other daily events. Within the month of her thirteenth birthday her life started to become anything but normal. Anne’s family, being Jewish in the German occupied country of Holland, were forced to go into hiding. The family lived in the top of the Franks father’s office building behind a moving bookcase for two years. The Van Daan’s and their son, Peter, accompanied them in this secret annex. Then in a few months Mr. Dussel made an addition to the group. Mr. Dussel was an elderly man who was a dentist. Everyone living in the secret annex stays cooped up in tiny rooms, quietly moving around during the day, and becomes shell-shocked from the…

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