Kaelin Stachelek 

 

 

 

 

Friend

Ashley Hullinger 

Ashley Hullinger

Act 1

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Question 1

"No Biking Sign." Google Images. Google Inc., n.d. Web. 15 May 2015. 
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Dear Friend,

Anne Frank had to deal with several restrictions including not being able to go to school, not being able to go anywhere, and she could not ride her bike or go in a car. If I was in this situation and had to deal with these restrictions, I would have to find something that interests me that I could do at home. For instance, I would get a lot of books and paper to do some reading and writing while I was not allowed to do or go anywhere else. It would bother me a lot not being able to go anywhere, but I would never go against these restrictions because of all the terrible things that could happen to me if I was caught going against rules. Also, I would have to find an activity that gave me exercise, since I would have to turn my bike in. It would be hard living with these limitations, but it’s better than what would happen if I didn't do what I was told.

 

 

 Dear Friend,

Although I would like to have been a protector like Miep or Mr. Kraler and help a scared family, I do not believe that I could have done what they were able to do. I would feel unsafe having to help a Jewish family. I would never know who was watching me and if I was found, my punishments. I could be put in a concentration camp or even killed for helping them. I feel that I would not be able to act as though I was not hiding such a big secret. I would not be able to live with the fact that if I was found, I could be putting an innocent family into danger as well. I would much rather have the Jewish families be helped by people who are more confident then a girl like me.  

"Miep." Google Images. Google Inc., n.d. Web. 15 May 2015. 
     <http://www.google.com/search?q=miep&safe=active>.

Kaelin Stachelek

Act 1

Scene 2

Question 1

 

Dear Friend,

While the Frank family went into hiding, they let another family live with them. They did not know the family at all besides Mr. Frank. My family and I would not have gotten along with total strangers. We would handle it just by knowing that we are helping another family going through the same problems and having the same fears. We could also handle living with complete strangers by getting to know something about them, since we would be in hiding for so long. We would probably face problems if we did not have the same living habits. For example, my family is very clean and neat. After we are done using something, it goes right back to where it belongs. If the other family, were slobs then it might cause some fighting. We would cope with these issues by having them try to pick up after themselves or by trying to adjust to each other’s living habits.

Ashley Hullinger

Act 1

Scene 2

Question 2

 Kaelin Stachelek

Act 1 

Scene 5 

Question 2 

 

Dear Friend,

If I was in hiding and could still celebrate a holiday, I would pick Hannukah. I would pick Hannukah because it is a time of joyfulness and it would keep away the bad thoughts of why we are hiding. Even though we could not go out and buy gifts for one another, I would gather everyone around and sing Hannukah songs.  We would have a “Hannukah Dinner” which would still only consist of beans, but it would taste better than any ordinary day because it was a special holiday. I would try to make presents just as Anne did for my family with stuff we had brought with us or that Miep and Mr. Kraler provided us.  

"Hannukah Candles." Google Images. Google Inc., n.d. Web. 15 May 2015. 
     <http://www.google.com/ 
     search?q=miep&safe=active&biw=1440&bih=799&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=vVNTV>.

 

"Hiding House." Wikimedia. Wikimedia Foundation, n.d. Web. 15 May 2015. 
     <http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/9c/ 
     AnneFrankHouseAmsterdamtheNetherlands.jpg>

Dear Friend,

If I was in the hiding with the Franks and Van Daan’s and found out that someone was stealing the food we were already low on, I would be upset as well as lose respect for that person. After welcoming a stranger to live with me and having to share a scarce amount of food, I would hope to fully have their trust. To have someone go behind my back and do something so selfish I would set strict food rules. This will stop that person and anyone else who will try to do such a terrible thing again. I would have Miep and Mr. Kraler bring the same portions of food for each person, so the people in hiding would know if someone ate the food that belonged to them. This would quickly cut down the conflict.

Kaelin Stachelek

Act 2 

Scene 2

Question 1

 

  1. Dear Friend,
  2. At one point during their time in hiding, the telephone rings. Mr. Frank refuses to pick it up. I think Mr. Frank made the right decision to not answer the phone. I would have also not answered the phone. I wouldn't of answered it because it could have been a Gestapo agent trying to figure out if there was actually a family in hiding upstairs. That is also what Mr. Frank is thinking. He says, “ No. I've told you, no. I’ll do nothing that might let anyone know we’re in the building.” This proves that Mr. Frank made the right decision because the two families could of gotten taken away earlier than when they did.

"Telephone." Wikimedia. Wikimedia Foundatiom, n.d. Web. 15 May 2015. 
     <http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Old_telephone_(5983560279).jpg>.

 

 

Ashley Hullinger

Act 2

Scene 4

Question 1

 

"Mr. Frank." Wikimedia. Wikimedia Foundation, n.d. Web. 15 May 2015. 
     <http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d8/McGurrin.jpg>. 

Dear Friend,
The last quote that Mr. Frank reads from the diary states, “In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.” This shows that even through all the things that Hitler and his workers were doing, she believes they all had a kind heart inside of them. She believes that there is always a bright side to the conflicts. This quote is so important because it showed that nothing brought her down and that she believed that all people were good no matter what their choices were. 

Kaelin Stachelek

Final Choice

"Anne Frank Stone." Wikimedia. Wikimedia Foundation, n.d. Web. 15 May 2015. 
     <http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/7b/ 
     AnneFrankStolpersteinAachen_8221.jpg>.

  1. Dear Friend,
  2. The last quote that is in the diary says, “In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart”. This tells us that Anne has a good heart and brings out the best in everything and everyone. For example, she talks to Peter about nature like it’s the most amazing thing in the world. She tries to bring him out of his daze of being sad and mad at the world because of what they are put through. Anne knows Peter is a better person than how he is acting now, so she tries helping him by showing how amazing the world is outside the building they're hiding in. This quote is important to show how good of a person Anne was. It’s important for people not to remember her as the nosy, annoying child, but as the mature, full of heart teenager.

 

Ashley Hullinger 

Final Choice

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