How Is Anne Frank Different From Farewell To Manzanar

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Anne Frank, a victim of the holocaust and a Jew that died too young, once said, “In spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.” Although Anne believed that people can change for the better, Jeanne Watasuki Houston, the author of Farewell to Manzanar, doesn’t agree. For the first few years of her life, she thought that she had to change in order to be accepted. After a while, she realized that she was perfect just the way she was and no matter what she did, people would still look down on her just for being Japanese. Though their views were different, both women were greatly impacted by World War ll just in different ways. For starters, Anne Frank and Jeanne Watasuki Houston shared many similarities. For example, …show more content…

Their living conditions were pretty much the same but the only difference is, while Jeanne had freedom, Anne didn’t. What this means is Jeanna was still able to go where she wanted to go and do what she wanted to do (Houston and Houston). Anne however, was restricted and couldn’t leave the house. She had to follow a tight schedule and had to be extremely quiet. Everything she did would jeopardize her survival (Goodrich and Hachet). Another difference between the two girls were their relationships with their fathers. In the beginning before the war, Jeanne respected her father greatly and looked up to him. Near the end, she didn’t respect her father and even looked down on him. While in the camp, their relationship got worse and worse rather than better (Houston and Houston). Anne on the other hand, was a totally different story. At the start she loved her father and as the story went on, her love for him just grew and grew (Goodrich and Hackett). They have many differences, even the way their story was told. For example, Anne wrote her diary in real time (while she was in hiding) while Jeanne waited almost 20 years before she wrote her book (Houston and Houston). One final major difference between the two girls were their outcomes, or what happened to them after the war. Anne sadly didn’t make it out of the concentration camp alive while Jeanne went on to college, started a family, and even went back to visit the

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