Diary Of Anne Frank: Contrasting Characters

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The use of contrasting characters contributes to the impact that the play makes on the audience giving them a counterpoint of view on the characters and creating conflicting emotions. In Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare and The Diary of Anne Frank by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hatchet, the playwrights do this by showing a difference in the character 's inner and outer conflicts, the decisions that they make, and the actions that they commit.
Juliet, the Capulets only daughter, is forced against her will to take part of a marriage that the does not want to. She feels trapped as she is told that she must marry Paris, although she is already married to Romeo. After refusing her father’s proposition, he responds by saying, “Hang thee, young baggage! Disobedient wretch!” (3.5.160) Juliet feels an external conflict by having to obey her parents, even though she can not get married to Paris, because she is already married. After Romeo is found guilty for Tybalt’s Murder, he is banished from Verona, by the princes order. Romeo responds to this by exclaiming, “Ha, banishment! Be merciful, say ‘death,’ for exile hath more terror in his look, much more than death.” (3.3.12-14) Romeo sees his sentence as an internal conflict, as he is allowed to be anywhere in the world, except for in Verona with Juliet.
As the Franks begin to settle into the Secret Annex, Otto has a serious
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This creates conflicting emotions for the playgoers, as well as giving them a counterpoint of view on the characters. This is done by showing a difference in the character 's inner and outer conflicts, the decisions that they make, and the actions that they commit. Overall, these plays create conflicting emotions within the audience, and continue to a great on not only the audience, but the
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