Positive Conflict In 'The Diary Of Anne Frank'

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“Whenever you’re in conflict with someone, there is one factor that can make the difference between damaging your relationship and deepening it. That factor is attitude.” William James explains that positive attitude can help in many situations. In “The diary of Anne Frank” by Anne Frank, she keeps her head held high in the Annex and has a positive attitude. A letter from “Dear Ms. Breed” by Louise Ogawa, has a similar response. She stays focused on her work, all while being grateful for what she had. Mayo Clinic website also says that positivity can help in many situations. The best way to respond to conflict is by staying positive in tough situations and fighting for what you feel is right. During the holocaust, Anne Frank spent her time by being positive so that it was more enjoyable for her and those around her. In “The diary of Anne Frank” by …show more content…

Louise Ogawa responded to conflict by staying positive, just like Anne Frank. Louise states that “There is no water on Sundays. The electricity is also turned off. Sunday morning everyone eats before 6:00 A.M. Water and electricity turned off between 6:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. on Sundays. Very very inconvenient. Never realized how valuable water is”(Ogawa). Consequently Louise is pushing when things get hard like not having water. She is also being grateful for what she had. The letter also states “"If American soldiers can endure hardships so can we!" (Ogawa). Accordingly, Louise is staying positive about the situation that she was placed in by being competitive, and not wanting to give up. She was trying to be happy and keep her spirits up to guide her in this chapter of her life. Louise also writes to Ms. Breed that “It has been said that the heat is so hot that the people all sleep outside”(Ogawa). This is a positive way to bring conflict back to the situation because people aren’t giving up, even though they’ve been given up on. They fought for their lives and kept going; they didn’t stop, they all played their

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