One: June 12 to July 8, 1942 Summary: The first entry of the diary is on June 12, Anne’s thirteenth birthday. She tells the story of how she woke early and then had to contain herself until seven a. m. to wake her parents and open her presents.
She claims that the diary, one of those presents, is ‘possibly the nicest of all.’ She relates her list of presents, adding that she is ‘thoroughly spoiled,’ and then goes off to school with her friend Lies. On Sunday she has a birthday party with her school friends. Her mother always asks who she is going to marry, and she has managed to dissuade her from the boy she really likes, Peter Wessel. She talks about her school friends: Lies Goosens, Sanne Houtman, and Jopie de Waal. Lies and Sanne used to be her best friends, but since she started attending the Jewish Secondary School, she has become closer to Jopie.
On Saturday, June 20, Anne divulges that she wants her diary to be a friend to her — unlike her other friends, someone she can completely confide to. Although she has a loving family and lots of friends, she feels isolated and alone sometimes, . So she will call her diary ‘Kitty’ and address it like a friend. She tells Kitty the history of her family: her parents’ marriage, her 1929 birth in Frankfurt, and then, ‘as we are Jewish,’ their 1933 emigration to Holland. The rest of her family suffered under Hitler’s pogroms in Germany; some of them managed to emigrate to other countries.
Having a family is a big responsiblity. When you add having three children with going to school and work, it can make life very hectic. Going to school and having a job takes a lot of work. Not only for the person who is dealing with all of these commitments, but for the entire family. They all have to work together as one unit to make it all not only possible, but successful. There are six ...
Harry comes to meet her parents, and Anne makes all sorts of preparations for his visit. They go out for a walk, and Harry brings Anne home ten minutes after eight o’clock. As Jews have a city-wide curfew of eight o’clock, Mr. Frank is very upset and makes Anne promise to be back in the house at ten minutes to eight from now on.
Still, her family likes Harry, and Anne does as well. ‘ Her father tells her the disturbing news that he has been planning for them to go into hiding for more than a year. Anne is horrified and asks why must he talk like that. He replies that he and Mrs. Frank will take care of it all and there is no need for her to be upset. Analysis In the beginning part of her diary, we meet Anne before her ordeal.
The picture we get is of a typical thirteen-year-old: precocious in some ways (her analysis of her friendships is s If she had been allowed to continue living outside and going to school, interacting with others, or if the war had not targeted Jews, she would have continued to be a charming, if faceless young girl. But as we will see, the change of location will change Anne… In many ways she shows how the average human being responds to repression. Anne Frank was a your girl who despite her adversities during Nazi occupation managed to live a young girl’s childhood of friends, school and boys.
Even during occupation, Anne lived for the most part a normal childhood. The one thing that did change was that she had to leave Montessori school and attend an all Jewish school. When Anne’s older sister, sixteen year old Margot was summon d into deportation, the family went into hiding. For the next two years the family lived in a “secret annex” joined by the Van Danne family and an elderly dentist named Albert Druzzel.
Anne had to be quiet during the day and mover by night. This was a time of hardship for Anne. Poor food, no going outdoors and the tensions that arise from living in close quarters with others. In 1944, the family was found and sent to Auzwich in Poland. They were on of the last families to be sent the a concentration camp. This was the last time that Otto Frank would see his family.
In October of 1944, Anne, Margot and Mrs. Van Danne were sent to Belsen camp in Germany. Unlike Au switz, that reigned terror over the prisoners, Belsen was, had poor food and sanitation conditions and typhus ran rampant. The prisoners were starving and although the allies were winning there was very little hope for the prisoners of Belsen.
Anne Frank was one of the holocaust most famous victims. Even though she never reached her sixteenth birthday, she left a legacy that is far greater then anyone twice her age. Anne Frank was born on June 12, 1929 in Frankfort Germany. Although she was born in Frankfurt, Anne spoke better Dutch then German. She was the second daughter of a well-to-do middle class Jewish family. Margot her sister ...
While in Belsen Anne met her childhood friend Lies Goosens. They talked and discovered that they were not different from each other. Their lives ran together on the same. They lives were to take the same fate.
Anne’s sister Margot died around February 1945. Anne died a few days after her sister at the age of 16. Otto Frank having survived the war, returned home and some Dutch friends gave him Anne Frank’s Diary that she had been writing in her youth. It had been still in the secret annex where they lived for two years. Her book was published in Holland as a memorial and has since been translated into Thirty One Languages. Anne’s book was written during 1942-1944.
At this time Hitler believed that Germans were the pure race and Jews were among the most vile and disgusting people he knew. Hitler believed that Jew were vile and had them killed or sent to concentration camps. It was in this climate that Anne grew up while keeping her eyes on the great good and believe ing that man was actually good. An important point in Anne’s diary shows that it was written during her adolescent years, no different than of the youth of today. She was questioning her sexuality, trying to find space to be alone from adult questions and trying to find her own identity. Living in a confined space made it doubly hard.
Throughout her diary she constantly questions herself and tries to find out what kind of person she is. She worries over the fate of her friends and tries to be the person she feels her parents want her to be. Towards the end of her diary she arrives of the conclusion that she is not all that others want her to be, but that is okay because she is a good person and respects herself. This is something that the youth of today try to come to grips with. Anne’s quest for identity and coming of age are the main themes for this diary. Anne constantly questions what kind of person she is, should she hate her, are they right in saying that she is nothing because she is a Jew.
She must sort through her questions and answers and arrive at who and what she believes is a good person. All youth suffer from an identity crisis. It is exacerbated by the fact that teens are easily influenced, peer is high, and there are people who are very prejudice. Coming of age is a difficult task and on which teens must cope just as Anne Frank did… IMPORTANT INFO ABOUT EACH YEAR OF THE WAR TO BE INCORPORATED INTO YOUR ESSAY: April 1944-August 1944 -Anne is in live with Peter but they cannot be together because of the danger to others in the house.
Nearly everyone recognizes the name Anne Frank; it is synonymous with wit, honesty and bravery. Her diary has touched millions. I can't imagine anyone not being inspired by her story. Ellen Feldman, however, can. In her novel, The Boy Who Loved Anne Frank, she imagines a man who suffers a mental break at the mere sight of Anne's published diary. Why would the writings of a young girl cause a man's ...
Anne does not think that Peter has enough character as yet. She di spares over the war wondering what purpose it has – the “little” man is just as guilty as the big men or the little man would have re voted years before She is very lonely in this annex and blames her father for not helping her. They talk amd Anne feels very upset and vows to be a better person. August 1, the last entries to her diary show that Anne has great character.
She has not been able to put into practice her beliefs as yet but holds fast to them. She has become disillusioned by Peter’s lack of character and lets him go. OBASAN obasan is the aunt of Naomi. Naomie is only 5 years old when this story takes palace. It is about Japanese Canadians during the Second WW. Pearl Harbour changes her life.
She is separated from her mother and bewildered as she and her family become enemy aliens, d espied in their own land. Obasan is a strong and resolute woman who protects Naomie. It is only after she grows up that she returns to question the “silence” The story begins with Naomie walking with her Uncle talking about the silence. He says she will understand and he will tell her when she grows up. However, she is now 36. Sept 13 1972 – Naomie stands inf front of her grade 5-6 class defending herself in Granton Alberta.
She is a teacher. She was born in Canada. Her mother was a Nisi e – second generation. She gets a call while teaching and is told by a doctor in Granton hospitable to come quickly, her uncle is dead. Chapter 2 – Obasan is mentioned thinking about 1942 when she was in prison in Vancouver Hastings Park Prison.
Chapter 4 – Uncle is in Japan on his fishing boat. The army takes the fl let into custody and everyone could be heard saying, for the sake of the children, they remained calm and silent. Silence seems to be the thread throughout this book Chapter 5 – and Naomi are in the attic. Obasan is looking for something but she forgets what it is. Naomi asks about her own mother and why she went away. But no one tells her anything Chapter 7 -Aunt Emily “write the vision and make it plain” she wants Naomi to carry on and find the truth of the Nities (second generation Japanese born in Canada).
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Aunt E fights for racial rights. Crusading for the Japanese. Aunt em sends Naomi, diary, and writings about the Japanese Canadians -seizure and sale of fishing boats, suspension of fishing licences, deportation relocation camps, revocation of nationality. This is how Japanese Canadians were treated. They were expected to be meek and servile. All property was looked over by a Custodian.
Everything the government wanted they took and sold. They fought for Liberty – (line from a poem – this is my own, my native land) hey wanted something to call their own. At the end of this chapter Naomi says to Aunt Em – let the past go and move on, life is too short. Aunt Em vehemently says “The Past is the Future ” Chapter 9 – Naomi was sexually abused as a child, however, she was taught as were others to respect your elders and not speak badly about them.
Chapter 12 – her mother leaves and she does no know why. She is 5 years old. As a young girl they are taught in school what to do if there is an air raid. How to hide etc. The Japanese are told by the Canadian children that they are Japs and will be sent away.
Father says not to worry, we are Canadian. Chapter 13 – It seems that Canada was just as bad as Germany in that they persecuted another race. I am ashamed of Canada.