True, genuine courage is rare, especially in children. Many feign to have this aspect, but in reality only a select few exceed courage. From 1933 to 1945, Jews lived in fear, not one was safe. In the horrible time of the Holocaust, Jewish people of all ages and conditions were harassed and even executed.The courageous Frank family, consisting of a father, mother, and two young daughters, were tortured during this time period. One particular family member, the youngest daughter, has a legacy that still lives on today. Anne Frank was both a hero and a victim of the Holocaust because she was forced into hiding, her loved ones were killed, and her diaries positively impacted many.
First off Anne comes into this situation with a positive attitude. Anne Frank sees the good in almost anything and anyone. Almost evryone in the atic was botherd by Anne. Anne taught us that even when people are annoyed at you you dont have be annoyed back. Be positive and happy. Secondly, Anne Frank is big in forgivness. “Despite everything. I beleve that people are good at heart.” (Anne Frank) This quote is very inspiering because after all of the things Anne has been through, she still finds the love in her heart
The novel, “The Book Thief”, written by Markus Zusak shows the nature of human beings and their actions during what was arguably the most catastrophic time in human history, the reign of Nazi Germany. He demonstrates the impact that words have had on the the nation, the world, and a young girl named Liesel Meminger. However, to portray this, he utilizes a narrator which can explain events in a way no other living being can- ‘Death’. Throughout the novel, Death describes the life-changing events that Liesel is forced to undergo, but he highlights how she is able to power through them and achieve an outcome so great. Most of all, he explains how is eventually able to understand the true meaning of words, and how they have the capacity to be so simple, yet unimaginably powerful. After analyzing Liesel’s account of the tragedies she has gone through, he concludes his thoughts by declaring that, “I’m always finding humans at their best and worst, I see their ugly and their beauty, and I wonder how the same thing can be both”(Zusak 491). This paradox of being ugly and beautiful at the same time can best be associated with young Liesel Meminger and her struggle
The Book Thief, written by Markus Zusak, is about Liesel Meminger, a young girl from Germany who faces the inevitable pains of growing up in a time of war, Holocaust and Nazism. The story is told in the first-person point. It is a view of Death as he narrates. “The Book Thief” has a great deal of tragedy in it but it also is a celebration of life. In fact, it’s full of opposites. No point in seeking explanations. Like where Death says; ‘you think you’re the only one God never answers?’ Liesel is significantly changing in the story because of friendship, deaths, and words. I would like to tell you about the talents of Liesel and Hans, the stepfather of Liesel.
Anne Frank was a very energetic young girl who tended to annoy the people around her with her thoughts, and never thinks about the things she says before she speaks out. During this time, Adolf Hitler has come into power, taking jewish people and their families away from their homes, killing, starving or working them to death, that has also come to be known as the Holocaust. Due to this and Anne’s family being jewish, they take action and go into hiding in an annex above an office with one other family named the Van Daans. The main events that happen, affect
Imagine how it feels to be stuck in a tiny, miniscule room for almost two years, not able to make a sound or movement and if heard by someone,death or concentration camp is the destination? The Diary of Anne Frank by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett is about a small family which consists of Anne, Margot, Mr. Frank, and Mrs. Frank who were in a shock of fear, and went into hiding during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. Over the course of the story other characters join the family into hiding such as Mr. and Mrs. Van Daan, and their son Peter. During the time of hiding, Anne kept a diary to write down all her thoughts, fears, and feelings and was later known to be the most important piece of literature from the times of the Holocaust. 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.
“It’s just a small story really, about, among other things: a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist fighter, and quite a lot of thievery…” (Zusak, pg. 5)
Anne is one of the main characters in the annex. She was troubled by the news that Mr. Dussel brought of what was going on outside the annex. Scene 3, paragraph 312 “ Mr.Dussel: Right here in Amsterdam everyday hundreds of Jews disappear... “ This news from outside the annex made Anne have nightmares and put
The Holocaust is the mass murder of Jews under the German Nazi regime during the period 1941–45. More than 6 million European Jews, as well as members of other persecuted groups, such as gypsies and homosexuals, were murdered. Anne Frank was a young girl who had to live in a secret annex with her family starting July 6Th. The Van Pels family joins them a week later. The two families already know each other: Otto Frank and Hermann Van Pels are business partners. Four months later, Fritz Pfeffer is the eighth person to move into the Annex. He 's Miep Gies ' dentist. Anne and the rest of the people hiding in the secret annex had to live the end of their lives in the holocaust. Anne Frank received her diary for her thirteenth birthday on 12
“The Diary of Anne Frank” is a diary written by a young Jewish girl named Anne Frank. She wrote this diary while in hiding with her family during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. This diary, which was originally written in Dutch was translated into 60 languages. This 330-page book describes the life of Anne Frank during her hiding. The setting of the book was during world war one. Themes of identity and isolation are present in the book.
Anne Frank and her family were in hiding for two years. During those two years, the family lived in an Annex with another family named the Van Daans. Also during these two years she wrote in her diary about her experiences of each day and what her wishes were. Her father Otto Frank and her mother Edith Frank including the Van Daans would try and take care of the family as best as they could. In hiding, they were not able to leave their home as they might get caught. A family friend named Miep was able to grab food for the family and deliver news to the family about updates on the war. Some days Anne would have an attitude towards the family because of her fear of going to the concentration camps but everyone would try and help the best they can to make everyone happy. The war was starting to begin and the families got caught and got taken to the concentration camps. Anne Frank felt disappointed because of the way she treated her family before getting caught, and she realizes the wrong she has done throughout the two years of hiding. When she was in the camps she would see her family get beaten up and that would break her heart. When Anne Frank was fifteen years old, she died of natural causes in the concentration camp. This event is very devastating because of what she had to fight for in order to survive. Anne Frank was upset that she had to get separated from her family and
The Book Thief revolves around Hans and Rosa Hubermann, Rudy Steiner, Max Vandenburg, and the infamous ten-year-old book thief, Liesel Meminger. The setting is Himmel Street, Germany during World War II and the narrator is Death, who busily runs to and fro taking souls and stumbles upon the Book Thief’s very own handwritten book. Though Death might not be the narrator someone would think fit to be point of view for the book, he manages to catch and describe the beauty and destruction of war whilst telling the stories of the people living on Himmel Street. Along with Markus Zusak’s captivating writing, he will tell an unforgettable story set during the Holocaust from the views of a Jew on the run and four Germans while a war wages on. Whereas other authors would prefer writing from the victim’s perspective during the war, Markus Zusak gives insight on the Germans that had no choice but to grudgingly obey throughout Hitler’s rule. Though Markus Zusak has written many other good books, The Book Thief is his bestselling book for its outstandingly distinct writing, perspective, and story of love.
In the play, The Diary of Anne Frank, there are many themes that are presented in this story. I chose two themes that I thought stood out in this story. One of themes in is that you need to identify yourself. Anne explores her identity when she was living in the secret annex. The tension between the war and the personal identity Anne is trying to develop, drives her portrayal on herself. "You could not do this and you could not do that. They forced Father out of his business. We had to wear yellow stars. I had to turn in my bike. I couldn 't go to a Dutch school anymore. I couldn 't go to the movies, or ride in an automobile, or even in a streetcar, and a million other things” (Act I, Scene 1, pg. 8, Anne). Another one of the many themes in this story is to always have hope. The Holocaust was an extremely difficult time to live in, but through it all, the Franks never lost hope. It was hard to keep hope, but through constant encouragement from each other, they managed to stay hopeful, even through the hardest times. "For the past two years we have lived in fear. Now we can live in hope" (Act II, scene 4, p. 119, Mr. Frank). This quote shows how strong the Frank 's belief in
If they found them they were be killed by the Nazis so they do their best and anne try to be optimism with the situation. For this reason they need to have a lot of patience in the story says that anne pasted some pictures in the wall to feel more in home, she write about the situation to distract her but she was still in living that problem. Many people suffer in this time. Now is part of the history, people may best respond with patience and optimism but we hope this will not happened again. And we need to be thankful for that now we have conscience that those things were incorrect and the consequences it brings, many people died because of an idea someone had, Adolf Hitler has. We need to be strong to support the kind of problem that anne and his family had. I choose this story because she inspire me about how string she was in hard times. The story of Anne Frank is one that makes me thankful for the changes we have made today. This kind of thing could have very well happened to me if history was different and we hadn 't learned from our mistakes. Somehow, even through the bad, Anne still managed to be happy. This is inspiring to me and makes me think that I should be more grateful for what I have and find more happiness in my
The title of this book is The Book Thief, written by Markus Zusak, and this book is The extraordinary New York Times #1 Bestseller. The genre of the book is historical novel and the narrator is the Death, which describes not only all the main characters’ thoughts and emotions but also his own thoughts and feelings about the humans.