By Zack Griffin

and Will Tornambe

Doggie

 

Act 1, Scene 1

 

Will Tornambe

 

2. If I were Mr. Frank I would have returned to the office building where we were hiding in for multiple reasons. First, everything would still be remaining from when we were captured by the Nazis like our personal items and clothes including Anne's diary. Going back, I could pick up those items so that I could hold on to them to help remember my family.  Next, I would have had to come back to thank Miep and Mr. Kraler for their tireless effort for keeping us safe for 25 months. Lastly, I would have returned to see if my friends and distant family back in Amsterdam had survived. If I were Mr. Frank, I would have returned to our hiding spot in Amsterdam, because we could get our personal items, thanks our protectors, and to see if my family had survived.

 

This picture of a diary repersents Annes diary from when she was in hiding. When Mr. Frank went back to Amsterdam, he found her diary. 

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Act 1, Scene 2

 

Zack Griffin

 

1. I would not have been able to be a protector like Miep and Mr. Kraler. I would not have been able to hide Jews, because it would be putting too much on the line to hide strangers. I have to protect my family and worry about the safety of my loved ones. However, even though I would not be willing to take them in I also would not turn the Jews in for food, money, or work. When hiding Jews there is always the consequence of being caught and suffering the same fate as the Jews. This is why protectors like Miep and Mr. Kraler took huge risks to save the lives of strangers. Those are the reasons why I would not be able to be a protector.

Miep Gies

Miep, one of the Frank's protectors, is pictured on the left. Mr. Kraler was one of the Frank's other protectors, is pictured on the right.

Act 1, Scene 3

 

Zack Griffin

 

2. The person that I would find it hardest to get along with is Dussel. I think Dussel would be the hardest to get along with, because he is fussy and likes to do things in a particular way. For example in the story Dussel says, “ I have an allergy for fur bearing animals. They give me asthma”. This shows that he is finicky and is not used to living with people or animals. Also Dussel is not really Jewish so he does not know how to celebrate Jewish celebrations such as Hanukkah. This is a problem, because Dussel can’t relate to the holidays that they are celebrating. To add salt to the wound he misses out on his own holidays such as Christmas. That is why I think Mr. Dussel would be the hardest person in the group to get along with.

This is a picture of Mr. Dussel. This picture repersents him in the story because by the look on his face you can tell that he would be hard to get along with and rude.

 

Act 2, Scene 1

 

Will Tornambe

 

1.In Act 2, Scene 1, Anne's arguments change from trivial to argumentative. Anne changed, because she is starting to cause conflict among the characters. As it says in the story, “ We're young! Margot, Peter, and I! You grown ups have had your chance!” The reader can infer that Anne  is becoming a cause of the conflict between the characters, because she is insulting the adults. Anne has also changed, because she starts to become more mature. In the story when margot starts to give up hope she says, “ What's the good of that? What's the good of thinking of misery when you're already miserable?” Through this quote the reader can infer that Anne has matured mentally. Throughout the story Anne has changed, because she matures while still causing conflict between the characters.

This is a picture of Anne Frank. The main character of the story and the writer of the diary.

 Act II, Scene 3

 

William Tornambe

 

1. When Mr Frank says “We don't need the Nazis to destroy us. We're destroying ourselves!” He means that all the bickering is starting to tear apart the group. The bickering starts slowly in the beginning when Anne causes small disruptions. As the story goes on, when Peter falls off the stool and when Mr. Van Daan steals the bread the group falls into panic . The bickering breaks the group up into two rival sides which causes major conflict between the Franks, the Van Daans, and Mr. Dussel. In the climax of the story, it gets to the point where the Franks want the Van Daans to leave. I think they were destroying themselves, because the group lost trust in each other and if they don't have trust, they don't have anything.When Mr Frank says “We don't need the Nazis to destroy us. We're destroying ourselves!” he means that all the bickering is starting to tear apart the group.

This picture of the Nazis shows the Franks original fear but as they go on, they realize the group is hurting them selves more then the Nazis are.

 

Act II, Scene IV

 

Zack Griffin

 

1. If I was Mr. Frank and I had to make a decision about whether or not to answer the phone, I would have been conflicted about making the wrong decision. However, in the end I would not pick up the phone, because that could tip the Gestapo off that they are there. The Gestapo had the block surrounded and even if it was Miep there would have been no chance of escape. Also, the Frank’s supposedly are in Switzerland so by answering the phone it shows that they are not and then people would come and look for them. I believe that Mr. Frank made the right decision. I believe this, because he kept his family and the Van Daan’s out of trouble and safe even if it wasn't the Gestapo on the other line. That is why if I was Mr. Frank I would make the decision not to answer the phone.

This is a telephone similar to the one the Franks had. Mr. Frank was faced with the descion whether or not to answer it.

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Final Choices.

William Tornambe

Zack Griffin

 

2. If I could have a conversation with Anne Frank today, I would like to ask her many things. The first and major question I would ask is, "how did you have the strength at 13 to keep going while you were in hiding?" I would ask Anne this, because I'm 14 and the thought of living in hiding for 25 months scares me. I would also ask, "how she was able to keep up with all the bickering between the group and how they resolved it while in a cramped space" because it  must have been tough to be 13 with a bunch of angry adults bickering about small things like food and a telephone ringing. Next, "I would ask Anne about her friend Jopie and whether or not she found out what happened to her?" Lastly, "I would just be curious that if you knew that your diary would have been read by people all over the world for the next 100  plus years, would you have changed anything in your writing" I would ask this, because if millions of people read my writing I would want it to be my best work. That is why if I could have a conversation with Anne Frank today, I would like to ask her many things.       

This is a picture of Anne Frank in school.

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Credits

Pictures:
Anne Frank- Will Tornambe

Diary- Zack Griffin

Mr. Kraler- Zack Griffin

Miep- Zack Griffin

Dussel- Zack Griffin

Nazi's- Will Tornambe

Anne Frank at school- Will Tornambe

Telephone- Will Tornambe

Music:

Moonrise- Will Tornambe

Credits Continued