Anne Frank Essay

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Anneliese (Anne) Frank was a kind hearted daughter, sister, friend and individual. Anne was born in 1929, three years after her older sister, Margot. Anne fled with her family to the Netherlands after the Nazi seizure of power in 1933. The family went into hiding in 1942 with four other friends. They hid in a sealed-off-office known as the "Secret Annex." This essay will include Anne's life before hiding, Anne's life while hiding, Anne's family and friends, how the Frank's got arrested, who survived the war and how Anne's diary became published.Anne Frank lived a safe life before she went in hiding with her family. Anne was born in Frankfurt, Germany. The Frank's family business included ...view middle of the document...

Meip, the founder of the office, could only set foot outside the hiding place. Everyone else didn't dare set foot out unless of an emergency. It was often boring around their new home. Anne's father gave Anne her diary for her thirteenth birthday. She loved expressing her thoughts in the diary, it was like she could say anything about anyone and no one would know about it. She wrote in an early entry: "I hope that you will be great support and comfort to me." When she started the diary, she was still attending the Jewish Secondary School. On her birthday, June, 14, she opened presents: "The first to greet me was you, possibly the nicest of all," she writes about a new friend she has met. Anne depicts the nightmare reality of eight persons crowded into tiny living quarters, in fear of being discovered, but also her dreams, hopes and feelings of a young girl on the verge of womanhood. One of Anne's famous quotes stated: "I still believe, in spite of everything, that people are still truly good at heart . . . " But there were moments of doubt, impatience and rage: "I simply can't build up my hopes on a foundation consisting of confusion, Misery and death." This had to be the most enjoyable thing about being locked up in an office, writing in her diary took away some of her frustration and fear.Anne's family and friends are the people who kept her company, besides her diary. Otto Frank was a successful businessman. In Anne's eyes her dad was the only one who cared about her. Anne's mother, Edith Hollander, cared about Anne just as much as her father, her mother claimed, but Anne thought differently. Whenever Anne got yelled at because of her backtalk, Anne's mother always told her to be like her older sister, Margot. Anne thought this was unfair and though her mother was playing favorites. Margot was the quiet sister, the one who always minded her business and did what the grownups said. Anne sometimes envied her older sister, after all her quietness was attractive. Peter was the only teenage boy in the hideout. Anne soon started to like him. Peter's first reaction of Anne was, she's annoying, she longs for attention, and she talks so much, she sounded like a duck. They got in fights often and he would say: "quack, quack, quack." This really ticked Anne off, but as the weeks went by Anne and Peter fell in love. They began talking to each other on a daily base. Peter's mother Mrs. Vann Dann often teased Peter by saying that Anne was his "little girlfriend." As their relationship grew Peter and Anne started to spend more and more time...

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