THE MEMORIES OF ANNE FRANK

ACT 1: 

In scene one, the meeting between Miep and Mr. Frank shows the low level of tolerance Mr. Frank has for the people who killed his family, the Van Daans, and Mr. Dussel. During the scene Miep begs Mr. Frank to stay by saying “Mr. Frank, you can’t leave here! This is your home! Amsterdam is your home!...”, but Mr.Frank displays his lack of tolerance of his family’s death by saying, “I can’t stay in Amsterdam, Miep. It has too many memories for me…”. The lack of tolerance of the catastrophic ending to the war is shown by his dull tone and the choice to move away from Amsterdam, even though he is leaving everything behind.and Mr. Frank shows the low level of tolerance Mr. Frank has for the people who killed his family, the Van Daans, and Mr. Dussel. During the scene Miep begs Mr. Frank to stay by saying “Mr. Frank, you can’t leave here! This is your home! Amsterdam is your home!...”, but Mr.Frank displays his lack of tolerance of his family’s death by saying, “I can’t stay in Amsterdam, Miep. It has too many memories for me…”. The lack of tolerance of the catastrophic ending to the war is shown by his dull tone and the choice to move away from Amsterdam, even though he is leaving everything behind. (Page 778)

The Plan to Leave Home:

Act 1-Scene 1

The New Addition to the Family:

Act 1-Scene Three:

As Mr. Dussel joins the group in hiding, the different families show different acts of tolerance. Mr. Frank is welcoming towards him, not even hesitating with the short notice, saying, “Of course we will.” Mr. Van Daan is less enthusiastic about a new member, “...The only thing I feel… there’s so little food as it is...and to take in another person…” This is the beginning of Peter’s shame towards his father. Even Mrs.Van Daan is appalled when she hears the news of this new member. She makes the discourteous statement of, “In here? You’re joking.” These quotes show how all the people have different levels of tolerance. For the Van Daans, they show how their low endurance of hardship affects their mindset on helping people that are in the same situation, and yet they will not help someone when they are given very gracious help themselves. (pages 805-807)

When Mr. Frank is in the room with Anne, she becomes anxious about the way she is acting and starts worrying about her actions toward her mother. “...I was horrible, wasn’t I? And the worst of it is, I can stand off and look at myself doing it and know it’s cruel and yet I can’t stop doing it…” Here the scene shows Anne’s lack of tolerance for herself in the nights when she thinks about all of the things she did and Mr. Frank’s tolerance of her being upset with herself. Anne is trying so hard to convince her father that she is truly a good person that she can’t help but dwell on the fact that she is mean and nice, and that she is becoming really mean. Mr. Frank tries to console her, and remains with her as she prattles on about herself and of all the things about her that she is trying to fix. (pages 818-819)

Ghastly Nightmares:

 

Act 1- Scene 4

ACT 2:

The Mama Bear Comes Out: 

Act 2-Scene 3

When Mr. Van Daan is caught stealing food, Mrs. Frank shows the most intolerance. When Mr. Van Daan says that he is hungry as an excuse  Mrs. Frank yells, “We’re all of us hungry! I see the children getting thinner and thinner. You own son peter...I’ve heard him moan in his sleep, he’s so hungry. And you come in the night and steal that should go to them...to the children!” This quote shows the intolerance that Mrs. Frank has to Mr. Van Daan’s selfishness. This also shows the lack of tolerance of someone doing anything to hurt the children, especially when someone hurts their own children.

(pages 855-859)

"Help" Has Finally Come:

Near the end of scene four, the “family” of eight hear the banging on the door, they think there is safety now that they have been found. After they realize it is the Nazi’s pounding on the door and up the steps. When Anne’s voice is added to the scene she says, “And so it seems our stay here is over. They are waiting for us now. They’ve allowed us five minutes to get out things. We can take a bags and whatever it will hold of clothing. Nothing else. So, dear Diary, that means I must leave you behind. Good-bye for a while.” Her hope shows tolerance of being found by the Green Police. She still has the hope of finding the diary again when she says, “P.S. Please, please, Miep, or Mr.Kraler, or anyone else. If you should find this diary, will you please keep it safe for me, because someday I hope…” this shows the tolerance of Anne losing her most prized possession. (pages 867-868)

Act 2-scene 4

Sunshine and Fresh Air:

Act 2- Scene 5

When Mr. Frank talks about Anne in scene five, he says, “...But Anne was happy in the camp in Holland where they first took us… she could be out… in the sunshine and the fresh air that she loved.” This scene shows how, even in captivity and with the threat of dying, Anne tolerated all her present and future horrors just because she could finally be out in the sunshine and nature that she loved so much. Nothing else mattered to her. (pages 868-869)

 

     

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Works Cited (CONT.):

Work Cited-Student Credits:

Act 1  Writer   Editor
Scene:1      Hira  Hira/Maxine
Scene:3   Maxine  Hira/Maxine
Scene:4  Maxine  Hira/Maxine
  Act 2    
Scene:3  Hira  Hira/Maxine
Scene:4  Hira  Hira/Maxine
Scene:5  Maxine  Hira/Maxine