Review: The book is about the experiences and thoughts of a young female named Anne Frank who lived through the horrors of the Second World War. It was due to the Nazi occupation in Holland that the Frank family went into hiding in Amsterdam in the so-called “Het Achteruis”. Being confined inside a single apartment with another family until their whereabouts were betrayed to the Gestapo, she jots her thoughts on her diary she had named “Kitty” as seen on her entry on the 20th of June in 1942 on nearly a daily-basis. Although there was war, this did not stop Anne Frank from having normal thoughts of a child going through puberty, experiencing young love, feeling that she had no real close friends, and the like; she discussed her thoughts on these matters as if everything was just normal. Moreover, it is seen in the latter entries how Frank matures, her thoughts shifts from the perspective of a young girl to the perspective a young-adolescent as she gains more profound thoughts about humanity as it is seen on some entries how she finds it difficult to comprehend why the Jews were being persecuted or how she confronts her own identity.
For all its passages of despair, Frank 's diary is essentially a story of faith, hope and love in the face of hate. On June 12, 1942, Anne Frank 's parents gave her a red checkered diary for her 13th birthday. She wrote her first entry, addressed to an imaginary friend named Kitty, that same day: "I hope I will be able to confide everything to you, as I have never been able to confide in anyone, and I hope you will be a great source of comfort and support." During the two years Anne Frank spent hiding from the Nazis with her family in the Secret Annex in
Houston has written this book as a memoir of her wartime incarceration along with her family starting with a forward and a timeline as well. This book reflects the author’s wish of not only remembering what has happened to the Japanese families living in the United States of America at the time of war but also to show its effects and how families made through that storm of problems and insecurities. The story takes in the first turn when the father of Jeanne gets arrested in the accusation of supplying fuel to Japanese parties and takes it last turn when after the passage of several years, Jeanne (writer) is living a contented life with her family and ponders over her past (Wakatsuki Houston and D. Houston 3-78). As we read along the pages
As a result of the Nazi’s discrimination, millions of people died during this time and were sent to concentration camps. Anne Frank was an influential part of the Holocaust because she educated people about what happened to people like her and her personal story about growing up during this period of time. She is influential even today, thanks to her diary and her legacy lives on today. Anne Frank was born Annelies Marie “ Anne “ Frank on June 12, 1929, in Frankfurt, Germany. Her family included her mother, father, and older sister.
The story takes you through their everyday lives of hiding in the annex which also includes arguing and times of happiness. The most important thing that the Franks and Van Daans went through was a time of fear. No matter how much happiness came through in their lives they always had fear jumbled up inside their heads. As the Frank family and the Van Daans were cooped up in the annex- the place of hiding they were practiclly shocked and very fearful of the Nazi’s. Being fearful was something that came upon them and was totally normal for a person to have like the Franks and Van Daans, because everyone is fearful no matter what type of predicament their trapped in.
From what they see, the house is falling apart and is very dark inside all the time. Another one of their neighbors is Mrs. Dubose. They think of her as really disrespectful which causes no one to like her as a person. Half way through the trial, the kids go outside and meet Dolphus Raymond, who pretends to act a certain way to not get in trouble when he is being himself. These are the three main characters in the book that had their appearances misunderstood.
When Moishe is taken away from the town of Sighet, he returns only to described the horrific series of murders he witnessed. Saying in detail how German officers would use babies as target practice for the machine guns, family members were killed in front of other members, and of the father who plead to be killed before his son. The other Jews did not believe his stories, until the German army arrived at their town. The army took their rights away slowly, which prompted the Jews to change emotionally. Eventually they stopped being seen as human, as they were prohibited to go to restaurants or cafes.
Upon hearing Allie's death, who battled with leukemia at a young age, Holden is unable to cope with the reality and decides to take out his frustrations through destructive tendencies. J.D. Salinger writes, “I was only thirteen, and they were going to have me psychoanalyzed and all, because I broke all the windows in the garage. I don’t blame them. I slept in the garage the night he died, and I broke all the godam windows with my fist, just for the hell of it (Salinger 44).” He was inexperienced with handling grief and death at a young age; rather than rationalizing the situation, he decides to take out his grief and frustrations though destroying property and hurting himself in the process.
In her memoir, Loung reflects on the people she lost and the hardships she endured, while at the same time showing her family’s unbreakable love and courage. Loung implements distinct chapter titles, symbolism, and imagery to reflect her pain, hope, and mournful mood to the reader. Loung’s distinct use of chapter titles throughout the memoir helps to convey the suffering she faced while under Khemer Rouge rule. Each of Loung’s chapter titles are short and brief, which creates a sense of curiosity in the reader since they do not understand the underlying meaning of the title. The titles reflect an incident that occurred in the chapter and are used to remind the reader of the hardships and sacrifice her family endured.