The Man Of The House Otto Frank Analysis

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Motivations- Throughout the play, Otto Frank’s goal is to protect the families and make sure that they are safe until the end of the war. Mr. Frank is what some people would call “The Man of the House” because he is always acting like a leader and takes care of everyone. When Anne passes out, Mr. Frank doesn’t hesitate to risk their concealment by getting water for Anne, which shows how committed he is to helping his family. He argues, “If they’ve found us, they’ve found us. Get the water...”(542). I chose the helmet of a knight to represent this because knights are the heroes that help others and make them feel secure. Virtues/Vices- Mr. Frank’s best qualities are that he is both optimistic and compassionate. He constantly urges the families to stay calm and that the war will be over…show more content…
Frank is positive and optimistic. Just as the sun brightens our day and brings us warmth, Mr. Frank repeatedly encourages everyone that the war will be over soon and they will all be okay. “The danger has passed. Don’t be so terrified, Anne. We’re safe,” Mr. Frank assures them when a thief broke into the building. I chose a medal because Mr. Frank shows a tremendous amount of leadership. Medal winners are the people who rise above the others and are role models for other people. Otto was a confident decision maker and guided others through the tough times. An example of this was when Mr. Van Daan was caught stealing the small amount of bread that they had left, and Mr. Frank scolded him like he was a little child. “I know this will never happen again, will it, Mr. Van Daan? ...”(558). Mr. Frank reprimanded. I made the background yellow because the color yellow symbolizes cheerfulness and positivity, which are traits of Otto Frank. He never quarrels with the other inhabitants and always tries to keep a smile on his face. An example of this is when he boosts their spirits by saying, “We thought it was the end. But it wasn’t the
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