(Brown 2) Then August 4, 1944 someone tipped off the police and the Frank’s, Van Daan’s, and Mr. Dussel were all sentenced to attend the Bergen-Belson concentration camp in Germany. (Brown 2) Anne’s sister, Margot, was the first of both the families to die. (Gale 3) She died of a typhus epidemic that broke out in the camp. (Brown 2) Anne was never informed that her sister had died, but she had a feeling something was wrong. (Brown 2) Ernst Schnabel, on the topic of Anne Frank, wrote: “She sensed it, and soon afterwards she died, peacefully, feeling that nothing bad was happening to her.” (Brown 2) The epidemic killed around 17,000 prisoners.
We are going to discuss Anne’s diary, Anne’s passion for writing, the value of her diary, Anne as a writer, and why her diary is so popular. At age 13, Anne Frank received her diary for her birthday during the time of the Holocaust. Anne was very young to be experiencing such a tragic event, but she found ways to cope with it. One of these ways Anne coped with the event was to write. She wrote about every event that occurred during her time in the Secret Annex with 8 other occupants.
Although she does have a considerable amount of dialogue in the novel, the language she uses and the way she speaks, is not ghost-like but more like a young country girl (you would have never have guessed she was a ghost.) She is always wearing the same clothes in the book; ‘a dress that looked like it came from an old film’ and ‘big boots with fat laces’. I think that Tansey is a very loveable character in this book, as she was just a young woman who never lived to see her children grow up and is back to be with her dying daughter who is now in her 80s. Her past and why she came back makes the reader feel sorry for her and her children and this makes it quite an emotional novel. Tansey’s plays a crucial part in the story of the novel and is very important to the plot.
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.
Frida had three sisters Matilde, Adriana and Christina. When she was six years old, she developed polio. This illness caused her right leg to appear much sinner than the other. Polio caused her to be bedridden for nine months. When she recovered from the illness she limped when she walked because the infection had damaged her right leg and foot.
Jack also had a lovely wife, Abigail. Jack and Abigail had a wonderful marriage, and a wonderful family. Until one day something that was so tragic, that no family could prepare for. In this essay I will be discussing the themes of Guilt, Love and Acceptance, and of the Photographic Memory that would come to be known as her legacy to her family. The narrator of The Lovely Bones, Susie Salmon, is a normal fourteen year-old girl.
The image of this young girl is immediately apparent in Anne’s first diary entry. The reader straight away feels like they are in the position of being Anne’s friend she states; “I hope I will be able to confide everything in you and I hope you will be a great source of comfort and support.” This however proves to be false. Anne’s refutation of the happening world events causes her to befriend her diary. This naïve girl is further demonstrated through her childish approach to her families’ need to go into hiding saying “That was it. May these sombre words not come true for as long as possible”.
Kate’s journey is a physical and emotional journey of her experiences between the ages of twelve to her suicidal death. Kate started off as a sweet, carefree girl growing up in a criminal family watched carefully but the corrupt police. Throughout her emotional and physical journey Bedford shows Kate’s growth and development through a number of themes, issues and writing techniques. Bedford metaphorically links Kate to the seasons. On page seven Bedford writes; “It was a time of muddled feelings, at one moment part of the strong rhythms of the seasons and at another, at odds with everything natural and blooming” – Kate.
The classic book Diary Of a Young Girl is the haunting diary of Jewish teen Anne Frank, who hid from the Nazis for two years and whose promising talent was cut short by her death after she was captured by the Nazis in 1945 at the age of only fifteen. During her two years in the secret annex in which she hid with her family and another Jewish family, Anne changed and matured physically, psychologically, and emotionally from a friendly, but somewhat shallow child into a philosophical, mature young woman. Her changing thoughts and inner feelings reflect this change, propelling her into adulthood. Her diary is a window into her soul. Over the course of her two years in hiding, the “outer” and “inner” Anne, which were once one and the same, intertwine and differentiate until she forms a stoic outer shell to keep her increasingly dark, conflicted and self-aware thoughts secret.
The Sin Bin or Lucy’s Heart is a novella written by Hannah Griffiths. Lucy is a confused teenage girl,with all the problems that comes with that. Lucy is caught between two worlds: the old traditionsand the popular social life with her school friends. Lucy is the perfect characterization of a geek;she behaves well, makes homework and does whatever her mom told her to do. She is a straighta-student with perfect grades.