By: James Pellegrino and Greg Cardaci 

It's Always Sunny in Holland... 

Miep the protector

Dear Family,

I don’t think I could be a protector like Miep or Mr. Kraler. I love helping people and making others happy, but putting my life at risk for people I may not know is something I don't think I could do. The pain the Jewish people went through was unbearable. Knowing that I may have the same fate would scare me into not helping anyone. I would do nothing to harm the Jewish people and I would not humiliate them. But I could not risk my life for the sake of people I don’t know though. Maybe, I would protect someone very close to me if they were being hunted for being Jewish.

 

From,

James Pellegrino

 

 

 

 

                                                           

Mr. Frank

I would get along the easiest with Mr. Frank. This would be the case because he is a very down to earth guy. He always cares for the well being of others and always wants to make sure they are as satisfied as can be. For example, he offered to help Peter with his school work. Peter’s own father wouldn't help him. Also, when Dussel arrives, Mr. Frank cares for him and tries to make their hiding place as welcoming as possible. Mr. Frank goes head over heels to make sure everyone can look at the bright side in this situation. When fighting goes on Mr. Frank always tries to settle the arguments in a peaceful mater.

 

From,

James Pellegrino

 

Dear Family,

Dear Family,

If I was in hiding like Anne, the item I would miss the most would be my phone. I would miss this the most because it would be the only thing I would be able to use to communicate with all my friends, it had games for when I am bored, and music to listen to whenever I felt like it. I would be so used to using it when I get in there that I wouldn’t know what to do with my free time without it. With my phone I would also be able to know some of the things happening outside of my hiding place. My friends might tell me what is happening or who got captured. In hiding, I would miss my phone more than anything else I have.

 

From,

Greg Cardaci

 

My phone that I miss dearly.

Peter

 

At one point in the story, Peter says he doesn’t have any friends. Then he says he doesn’t need any. I disagree that people don’t need friends to be happy. There are many levels of being happy. Without friends you won’t experience true happiness because you won’t have people who understand you. People might say they have their parents as friends but they won’t understand what is happening in your life. In the beginning of the story, Peter was obviously laidback and very much to himself. Once he becomes friends with Anne his personality changes from being lonely to actually being able to talk, smile, and laugh with Anne.

 

From, 

Greg Cardaci

 

Dear Family,

This is the symbol of the Nazis.

Dear Family, 

Mr. Frank says, “We don’t need the Nazis to destroy us. We’re destroying ourselves.” This quote means that, the constant pressure and fear they are under is causing them to tear each other apart. Disagreements about simple topics that could be settled easily are being dragged out into huge arguments. For example, when Mr. Van Daan is caught stealing food, Mrs. Frank threatens to throw the Van Daans out. Granted, Mr. Van Daan has absolutely no right to be stealing food like that, but neither does Mrs. Frank. This problem could be settled by talking peacefully , but harsh words end up being thrown around. This problem is a perfect example f how they are destroying themselves.

 

From,

James Pellegrino 

This is what Mr. Van Daan was stealing.

In the story, Mr. Van Daan was caught stealing food which shocked many of the people staying. If someone I trusted and let into my home was stealing food I would want them out of my home as soon as possible. I would search for a place where they can stay until it is safe to come out of hiding. I would do this because if someone that I allowed into my home was taking things from us it would make me extremely angry to the extent of me never speaking or looking at that person the same way as before. I can understand that they were probably hungry, but so was everyone else, but still they weren’t stealing food which would tell me a lot about that man's character and how selfish he is.

 

From,

Greg Cardaci

 

Dear Family,

A statue in honor of Anne .

If I could have a conversation with Anne today I ask many things. First, I would ask how could she still look at the good in people after all she's been through. Most people can’t do that. Then, I would ask what it felt like to be under constant fear. How did she cope with it? I also wonder how she kept herself occupied for two and a half years. Another question I would ask is, who annoyed her the most? Who did she like the most? Finally, I would ask what it was like to finally be famous.

 

From,

James Pellegrino

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                               

 

Dear Family,

Works Cited

Miep the protector. Elegant Survival. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 May 2015. <http://www.elegantsurvival.net/MiepGies.jpg>.

Mr. Frank. Wikipedia. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 May 2015. <http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/55/Otto_Frank_(1961).jpg>.

My phone that I miss dearly. Pixabay. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 May 2015. <http://pixabay.com/p-157031/?no_redirect>.

Peter. Wikipedia. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 May 2015. <http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/69/Peter_van_Pels_2014-05-28_00-43.jpg>.

Pink Gradient. Free Music Archive. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 May 2015.

A statue in honor of Anne. Wikipedia. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 May 2015. <http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/88/Anne_Frank_M01.JPG>.

This is the Nazi Symbol. Wikipedia. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 May 2015. <http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f7/Nazi_swastika_clean.svg>.

This is what Mr. Van Daan was stealing. Pixabay. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 May 2015. <http://pixabay.com/static/uploads/photo/2013/01/08/01/14/bread-74211_640.jpg>.

Citations