The Diary Of A Young Girl: A Literary Analysis

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In a genre as well populated as Holocaust literature, The Book Thief and The Diary of a Young Girl, present themselves both as excellent and dynamic narratives. The Holocaust was a time of great tragedy throughout the world; Jews were being hunted down, and forced to be sent to concentrations camp under the orders of Adolf Hitler. The Diary of a Young Girl, details about the hardships faced by Anne Frank while hiding during the Holocaust, while the Book Thief narrates the story of a young girl growing up during the same. Both offer an unconventional depiction of Holocaust in that they depart from the traditional literary forms.
The Diary of a Young Girl depicts a worldview through the eyes of a thirteen-year-old Anne Frank hiding in her father’s company’s attic. She used a diary to record her experiences, and through it, actualise on how she had grown up and changed through the years in hiding. Throughout the course of the book, we see how she has changed both physically and mentally. Her writings give us a chance to see the war through a 13 years old Jewish girl’s eye and it can be more shocking than any normal person’s experience.
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However, in an amazing feat she doesn’t dwell on this fact. Her morality comes up in snippets through the book, but for the most part all of the members of the Secret Annex live their lives as normally as possible while in hiding. Nevertheless, the fact that her life is in danger makes Anne acutely aware of her mortality. She expresses the desire to do something worthwhile in life and hopes to become immortalized through her writing. Because the novel takes place during World War II, death and genocide are nearly omnipresent in the novel. In contrast, Death, The Book Thief's narrator, keeps us constantly focused on mortality. Throughout the novel, the deaths of prominent characters reaffirm the presence of

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