Anne Frank: The Diary Of a Young Girl Essay

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The book Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl starts off very happy. The Frank family is living in a house, with no problems whatsoever. The book starts out on Sunday, 14 June, 1942 on Anne Frank's 13th birthday. Anne is excited with all of her gifts, but the one she deems the most special is the diary her father gave her. All is well and happy in the Frank home, yet little do they know that their lives will change forever. They are soon forced to leave their cheerful home, and make their way to the Secret Annex, a place where they will be hiding out in for three years. While at the Secret Annex Anne begins to share her stories by writing them down in her diary, and thus the book Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl is born. In the introduction by Eleanor Roosevelt, she talks about how much she loves Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl because “it is one of the wisest and most moving commentaries on war and its impact on human beings that I have ever read.” She goes on to call it “a remarkable book”, and says “despite the horror and the humiliation of their daily lives, these people never gave up.” Eleanor is talking about the adversities that Anne Frank and everybody else in the Secret Annex faced while hiding from the threat of the Nazi’s finding them. Instead of everyday becoming more and more depressed with the fact that each new day could be their last in the Annex, they were mostly cheerful and joked and even celebrated holidays like nothing bad was going on in the world. They celebrated Hanukah, and St. Nicholas Day, and even exchanged presents. They tried to make the best out of the situation that was being dealt to them. Eleanor also took note of Anne writing about ‘normal teen’ stuff, like her problems with her parents, developing self- awareness of herself and others, the things going on around her, and the hardships of growing up. She is quoted as

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