Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl [Anne Frank, B.M. Mooyaart, Eleanor Story time just got better with Prime Book Box, a subscription that delivers. The Diary of a Young Girl, also known as The Diary of Anne Frank, is a book of the writings from the Dutch language diary kept by Anne Frank while she was in. The Diary of a Young Girl book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Anne Frank's extraordinary diary, written in the Amst.
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5 days ago Albert Gomes de Mesquita is one of the last people alive to have known Anne Frank in person. He appears briefly in her diary as a fellow. When reading about 'the diary of Anne Frank', most people assume that a single Here you can read what Anne wrote and how it all merged into the book you. Anne didn't just keep a diary. She also wrote tales and planned to publish a book about her time in the Secret Annex. After the war, Otto Frank fulfilled her wish.
I am writing this for my conscience. Ever since I have rated this book, I always end up asking myself that, have I rated it with something it deserved or was it just out of sympathy some call it pity vote?
Reading other reviews although most people just rate it and proceed posed me with many other questions and also gave me idea of what people generally think about her and her diary. Yes it is a diary not a book. Yes they are, but it was Anne's wish to get her diary published and she even went on to fictionalize the diary by changing names.
I had the least of the expectation, knowing that she was 13 years old but she just surprised me by the outlook she carried of life. She at times made me laugh, at times made me feel sad. If she felt something, her writing definitely made me experience it and thus she overcame my expectation by large margin.
I have read in lot of review that her thoughts were way ahead of her age. Of course they were, difficult conditions make you mature and responsible, but there were also other people living under the same roof and in same condition, the suffering had even effect on them.
Some say she could visualize herself and her thoughts and actions from different perspective and thus realise her fault. The thing with diary is that it is a lopsided view of the events.
She would write her thoughts and what she wrote of others were her interpretation of them In February , Anne learns that Britain may invade the Netherlands.
The residents of the Secret Annex discuss what they will do if the Germans evacuate Holland. Anne begins to visit Peter regularly, and the two of them often talk in his room. In March, Anne reflects on her time spent in the Secret Annex and concludes she has grown into a wiser and kinder person as a result of her circumstances. Anne believes that she was a silly child before she came to the Secret Annex, and she is glad she has grown less superficial.
Also in March, one of the men who brings food to the Secret Annex is arrested, depriving them of important supplies.
Anne worries that her sister, Margot, might also be in love with Peter, but Margot tells Anne that she is not jealous of their relationship. The adults in the Secret Annex tease Peter and Anne about their frequent visits, but they allow them to keep meeting. Anne begins to make longer entries in her diary, and in late March of , she hears a Dutch radio broadcast which says that after the war is over, diaries and journals kept during the war will be collected as valuable writings.
Anne writes with renewed dedication because she dreams of becoming a journalist and knows she must hone her composition skills. In April, there is another break-in at the warehouse below the Secret Annex, and Anne fears they have been discovered. Later in June, Anne celebrates her 15th birthday.
Dussel grow more and more agitated with Anne and argue with her about the flaws they perceive in her character. In August, Anne again grows hopeful the war will end because an attempt has been made to assassinate Hitler. Dussel lived with a Christian woman out of wedlock. Anne says Christians in the Netherlands are also living in fear because many of their sons are sent to fight for Germany.
He determines he will need to give it to her on St. Peter says that life would be easier for him if he were a Christian. He does not plan to convert to Christianity after the war because he would never feel like a true Christian, but he plans to hide his Jewish identity in the future. Other Belief Systems Anne and her family are Jewish. Anne attends school at the Jewish Lyceum. She describes one of her schoolmates as very Orthodox. Anne says that two Jewish uncles fled to North America after the Kristallnacht pogrom in Germany.
Anne lists many anti-Jewish laws in Amsterdam. Since , Jews were required to wear yellow stars on their clothing to identify themselves as Jews. They were not allowed to ride bicycles or streetcars or to drive their own vehicles.
They were only permitted to shop between 3 and 5 p. They were not allowed in movie theaters or other places of entertainment, and they were prohibited from playing sports of any kind. Jewish children were segregated into Jewish-only schools. The residents of the Secret Annex have a small Chanukah celebration where they exchange gifts and briefly light a menorah.
Anne says nightly prayers. Anne writes that she sometimes feels God is testing her to make her stronger and turn her into a better person through many trials. Anne prays to God to help her captured Jewish friend Hanneli. Anne wonders whether Hanneli ever truly believed in God. Anne begins to worry that despite all the hardship she has endured, she still does not have enough faith in God. Anne believes that God is sending her dreams of her old friend Peter to relieve her troubles.
Anne says that all frightened, lonely or unhappy people should go outside somewhere and be alone with God and nature for a while. Anne asserts that God has not forsaken her and never will.
She says she is grateful to God for giving her the ability to write and express herself. Anne longs for the day when she and her family will be seen as human beings and not only as Jews. Anne says that God has allowed the Jews to endure affliction but that He will also lift them up again. God has never deserted the Jews, Anne says.
Anne believes any type of religious belief will keep a person morally accountable for their actions. The residents of the Secret Annex hold a non-religious celebration of St.
Authority Roles Anne says her parents love her. She says her parents are more interested in her general health and happiness than her academic success. Anne later says that her father understands her completely.
Anne adores her father and often feels jealous of his approval of her sister, Margot, who never seems to cause any trouble for the family. Her father tells her that he does not deserve to be spoken to so harshly, and Anne grows ashamed of her own angry attitude.
While in hiding, Anne feels that she is growing more distant from her mother, who seems to find fault with Anne while treating Margot with extra gentleness and understanding.
Anne is embarrassed by the fact that she often bursts into tears when having disagreements with her mother. Anne gets so angry with her mother that she writes about wanting to slap her and yell at her.
Frank suggests that Anne should help her mother more with the household chores, but Anne decides not to help because she despises her mother. Anne eventually reads her earlier journal entries and is ashamed of talking about hating her mother. After more than a year in hiding, Anne and her mother go through a brief phase with no major disagreements. Anne wishes her mother would not try to be her friend but would instead fulfill a true motherly role and show her a good parental example of how to behave.
Anne mentions that she loves and misses her grandmother, who passed away a few months before Anne received her diary.
Their son, Peter, seems embarrassed by them. Peter hits her arm in return before receiving another punch from his mother. Peter roughly pulls his mother around the room by her wrists to keep her from hitting him again. Anne hears that Jews in concentration camps are put to death by poisonous gas.