The story " Diary of Anne Frank" discusses the ways a group of Jewish people, during the 1940's, went about trying to conceal their identity and themselves and save themselves from death. This story was a true story taken from a diary of a young girl during the period in history when Germany occupied almost all of
Europe. This famous story was made into a play in 1955. The play begins in November of 1945 as Mr. Frank reads the diary that was kept by his daughter, Anne. The scene flashes back to July 1942, the time the Frank family was hiding in an attic in Amsterdam with a group of friends. The most important part of the play were the people who were represented. They gave the play a sense of flavor and realism. Anne, a young German girl was particularly interesting as a person, because of the scuffles she and everyone around her seemed to have. Anne's Mother was a woman who was traditional in her ways and wanted Anne to act more ladylike. She always held up Anne's sister, Margot, as a role model for Anne. Margot was always very proper, polite, and never spoke out of turn. The Frank's weren't the only ones who were hiding in this attic. Mr. Frank had offered this place of refuge to some friends of his, the Van Daans. Mr. Frank let them stay because they also needed a place to hide and had helped him in the past by teaching Mr. Frank German. The Van Daans had a son, Peter, in whom Anne became interested. Peter was the only person who could understand Anne and knew that Anne could understand him. They could both talk to each other freely when they were together. Dussel, another friend of Mr. Frnak, soon joined the group. He was only supposed to be in the attic for a short time, but he ended up staying till the end. He had to leave his Dentistry to also hide from the Germans. These people would not have survived without the help of Miep Gies and Mr. Kraler who gave them the necessities they needed. The play was about the conflicts and struggles between two families who were forced to live together for a long period of time. The play also demonstrated how personalities deteriorate in times of troubles. For example Mr. Van Daan started stealing food while he knew his own son was close to starving. I thought this was a very well written human interest story about several people who lived in constant fear of being caught by the Germans and how they were able to survive for about 4 years in their hiding place, the attic..
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