Anne Frank Diary Entries

By Grace Hollingsworth & Molly Berardelli

Period 7

It begins as Mr. Frank is returning to the hiding place where he and his family spent 25 months. If I were Mr. Frank, I would have not returned to the hiding place. As stated by Mr. Frank, he said, “I can’t stay in Amsterdam, Miep. It has too many memories for me. Everywhere there’s something…” After what they’ve went through, and inferring that he must have lost his family, I would definitely not be able to handle the pain of going back to his hiding place.  If I were in his shoes, I’d be grieving for awhile just about the loss. To go back to the hiding place would bring back the memories of the happiness of family, but also the memories of lost. The Frank family suffered, and to have lost your family is even more suffering. That is why if I were Mr. Frank I would have not returned to the hiding place.

The Return

In hiding, two families who are total strangers move into a hiding place together. My family including me, would not handle living with total strangers well. As being a family we fight a lot just between our family. Adding total strangers, that we are not use too would not work out. Especially those total strangers could have total opposite personalities that could clash with personalities of people in my family. Especially as the tension and trust factor rise through hiding. Because the Franks and others were not put in hiding for a good reason, everyone knew about the possibility of getting captured and taken away. So everyone is frightened. My family would bicker a lot but as Mr.Frank was the guy to usually handle those situations so would my father. That is how my family would deal being in hiding with total strangers.

Hiding

I can understand why Mr. Frank didn't answer the phone. It could have been someone trying to catch them. Then again it could have been Meip telling them to reach to them. I don’t think I would answer it, only because it could have been a test to see if anyone would answer, even though no workers were there. I understand where Mr. Frank is coming from, trying to protect anything from coming and taking the members hiding. They thought the knocks were help, because they thought the war was ending. Mr. Frank also had a lot of pressure at the time, people yelling “Answer it”. He knew Mr. Kraler was at the hospital and he couldn't call Meip, so he was in a rough position.

The Phone Call

Anne shows a very strong attitude towards the people in hiding with her. People  can be against Anne, and show low respect for her. Anne also shows very low respect for others. She shows very low respect to her mom, and favors her dad. Anne realizes that there is a lot to appreciate in this life that she lives. Anne becomes more mature, and Peter plays a big part in making Anne into a young lady that she is.  Anne refers to herself as young, and talking about how she can't think about all the bad things in life at such a young age. She says it's fair to have hopes, and it’s not her fault it's a bad world out there.

A Change

    It was appropriate for Mr. Frank to say “she puts me to shame” because Anne always sees the good in everyone. Even though this terrible time is going on, with one terrible guy ruining it all, she still saw good. She knew most people meant well, and she viewed those people more than the others. Towards the end of the story you discover that Anne starts to mature. She gets along more with the other members in hiding. Compared to when she was more of a prankster and liked to fool around. To me she's just a happy person who appreciates life. Anne stands up for herself and says that she's a kid and will do kids stuff. It was right for Mr. Frank to say that because he realizes not even he has a heart as big as Anne’s.

The End

The last quote that Mr. Frank reads is, “In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart”. This is the quote that sums up Anne’s whole personality and shows the huge heart she has. Anne says this while she has been in hiding for 25 months because of people that don’t accept who she is. Yet, she still believes that the Nazis do have a heart. She teaches everyone around the world through her diary this quote to make the best of every situation and to not judge a book by its cover and to look underneath a person and try to see the good. Anne was a teenage girl going through real teenage problems just like me and the rest of us, and just at 15 she has the maturity and heart than some people will ever have.

A Big Heart

 

 

 

 

Molly Berardelli

Music

Molly Berardelli

Chart

Grace Hollingsworth

Anne Frank portrait

Grace Hollingsworth

Book case

Grace Hollingsworth

Outside of hiding place

Grace Hollingsworth

Family

Grace Hollingsworth

Mr.Frank

Grace Hollingsworth

Anne portrait

Molly Berardelli

Phone

Grace Hollingsworth

Family walking

Grace Hollinsworth

Anne Portrait

 

 

Entry info.

Page of Entry

Person who wrote it

Person who edited it

Act 1 scene 1

2

Grace Hollingsworth

Molly Berardelli

Act 2 scene 2

3

Grace Hollingsworth

Molly Berardelli

Act 2 scene 4

4

Molly Berardelli

Grace Hollingsworth

Act 2 scene 5

6

Molly Berardelli

Grace Holingsworth

Act 2 scene 1

5

Molly Berardelli

Grace Hollingsworth

Final Choice

7

Grace Holingsworth

Molly Berardelli