Essay On The Diary Of Anne Frank

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The Diary of Anne Frank is the most famous personal account of the Holocaust and World War II. It was written in Amsterdam between 1942 and 1944. The Franks were a Jewish family originally from Germany, where Anne was born in 1929. The Franks moved to Holland in 1933 to escape Nazi persecution and went into hiding two years after Germany occupied Holland in 1940. The diary was written by Anne Frank, a teenage girl, about her experiences of residing in a secret place for two years with the other inhabitants, especially with her father and mother. It gives us a vivid picture of the events that took place around the world in those tumultuous times through the writings of a young girl. What really sets apart Anne’s diary from any others are the…show more content…
She writes that she loves her father very much. Her father comes across as the most level headed, strong and smartest of all the occupants of the secret annex. “I long for Daddy’s real love.” With amazing clarity and maturity, she articulated the relationship with her mother: “We are exact opposites in everything; so naturally we are bound to run up against each other. I don’t pronounce judgment on Mummy’s character. I only look at her as a mother and she just doesn’t succeed in being that to me. In have to be my own mother”.
Despite the anxious and fearful environment and strained relationships, Anne didn’t lose her sense of humor. When Mrs. Van Daan suffered an injury to the rib, Anne writes: “That’s what happens to elderly ladies who do such exercises to reduce their large behinds.” She also hilariously describes an attempted dental operation by Mr. Dussel. But she also made fun of herself: “the unbosoming of an ugly duckling” says she about her diary.
The Franks kept a small radio to be in touch with the events happening in the outside world. We come across Anne’s view about these events in a series of entries. We find the mention of Churchill, Gandhi, D-Day etc. “I don’t believe that the big men, the politicians and the capitalists alone are guilty of the war” she writes. “There’s in people simply an urge to destroy and kill and until all, mankind undergoes a great change, wars will be waged…
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