When Anne first sees the small dull, damp place they will be staying in, she calls it “grand”. Her positivity is what keeps her spirits high. She even wishes to be in the Secret Annex as it keeps her and her family safe rather than the dangerous, streets below. Anne attempts to make the Annex appear like home. “I try to decorate the walls… making it seem like home, just like in Frankfurt” (Frank 215).
Secret Annexe The hiding place was located in Anne’s Father’s office building. The large warehouse on the ground floor was used as a workroom and storeroom and was divided into several different sections, such as the stock room and the milling room, where cinnamon, cloves and a pepper substitute are ground. Next to the warehouse door there was another outside door, a separate entrance to the office. Just inside the office door there was a second floor, and beyond that there was a stairway. At the top of the stairs there was another door with a frosted window on which the word “office” was written in black letters.
She ultimately found someone to talk to and his name was Peter. He was the only boy around her age in the secret annex. He was once one of the people that did not like her. Later on a thief was lurking in the warehouse that absolutely terrified all the people in the annex. The thief left and everyone in the annex was scared that he was going to turn them in.
“The Terrors of the Unknown” says that the children “began to people the darkness of night and forest with spirits and demons”(Doc A). The boys started to imagine the things that frightened them as reality. They turned their fears into a creature that exposes himself at night. In “Now he says it’s a Beastie”, a young boy who
He must have had a nightmare. Stumbling about among all those creepers. More grave nodding; they knew about nightmares.” Little children were frightened because they had no mothers to comfort them and protect them from the “beast” because they were stranded on an island in the middle of
Anne’s impressions of publishing a biographical novel on her experiences she survived in the Secret Annex when the war was over. “I can not imagine having to live like Mother, Mrs.Van Pels, and all the women who go about their work and are then forgotten. I need to have something besides a husband and children to devote myself to.” Anne Frank is flawed to devote herself to something that will take her far in life. She wants to be someone essential in life before she passes away. Anne Frank ends up creating history by surviving throughout some of the Holocaust.
He lives in a room called the Annex, a room unlike every other room in the community. He can lock his door and turn off the speaker, he has luxurious fabrics on his furniture and walls lined with shelves from top to bottom, holding thousands of
They were joined by Otto Frank’s coworker and his family, the Van Daans. Soon after being introduced to the many rooms they would stay in, they gave it the name “Secret Annex” (Colbert 38). They added a bookshelf to conceal the entrance (Christianson OL). Their life