Comparing The Diary Of Anne Frank And Primo Levi

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“If we bear all this suffering and if there are still Jews left, when it is over, then Jews, instead of being doomed, will be held up as an example.” This quote from Anne Frank means that all the adversity that the victims in the Holocaust had to suffer will be for nothing if the actions aren’t remembered afterward. The passage from The Diary of Anne Frank and poem “Shema” use the first-person point of view to focus on difficulty, connection, and remembrance. Anne Frank and Primo Levi have similar yet contrasting points of view while developing the theme.The main idea of “Shema” is that life is full of appalling situations with which we must comprehend and remember. Primo Levi firmly believes that it is critical to never forget the hardship of our ancestors and to pass that remembrance onto our youth. Anne stays true to her morals and thinks that even if you suffer from not physically being a part of the outside world, you can still connect and find peace in nature and with those around you. Both The Diary of Anne Frank and “Shema” highlight hardship in unique ways. In The Diary of Anne Frank, Anne tells Peter, “We’re not the only people that’ve had to suffer. There’ve always been people that’ve had to… sometimes one race… sometimes another… and yet…” At this moment, Anne, who is younger but lots wiser than Peter, takes him aside and gives him serious advice. She gives Peter a life lesson to try to make him feel better by explaining that they aren’t the only ones who have

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