Journal

Sincerely,

Dear Diary...

At the end of the scene everyone had something that they missed doing, “Mrs. Van Daan longs to be home with her own things, her needlepoint chairs, the Beckstein piano her father gave her…. the best that money could buy. Peter would like to go to a movie. Mr. Dussel wants to get back to his dentist’s drill”. But after hiding, I would miss hanging out with my very close friends. I would miss laughing really hard with them and doing other stupid things together. Having holiday celebrations with my family members and being with them in a happy state.

In the story Anne misses almost the same things that I would miss “for myself, there are so many things… to ride bikes again… to laugh till my belly aches… to have new clothes from the skin out.. to have a hot tub filled to overflowing and wallow in it for hours” This shows that Anne is like a regular teen. She misses the same things that I would miss if I was in the same situation as she was in.

May 2, 2015

If I were in Anne’s situation, I would also give my family gifts. Even though we may not have a lot of resources, I’d still make the best of it. For my mom, I’d write a letter. It’s not big nor special but it would mean a lot to the both of us. I’d explain how I am sorry for probably being a pain during those times and I’d write about still having family. Like Mrs. Frank’s quote stated, “We are all alive, and that is gift enough.” I would write something similar to that and that it is a blessing to still be here. She would enjoy receiving it because my mother is a huge reader. Though small, I think it would still mean a lot. The gift for my brother would be an action figure made from things I would’ve found lying around. It would probably be the smallest thing but he would still enjoy it because it would be something to amusse him. For my stepdad, I would have given him one of my old skirts that I had grown out of. Even in the most serious times, he still loves to joke around with everyone, trying to lighten the mood a little. He would like this because he would probably be running out of ideas on how to cheer everyone up by then. Gifts do not need to be expensive to be meaningful. Simple things bring simple pleasures. Everyone has their own idea on how to express affection, but it doesn’t have to be extravagant.

May 3, 2015

May 4, 2015

Mr. Frank did do the correct thing by not answering the phone because if they had, they would’ve been found out sooner than they had. Mr. Dussel thought it might have been Miep. What if it hadn't been? What if it was someone else? Like a customer or an employee? They would have recognized their voices and they would’ve been in big trouble if the person (or people) on the other side of the phone had. They’d get a great deal of money for telling the Green Police where people were hiding. I wouldn’t have picked up the phone (the same as Mr. Frank.) My family and I’s safety would be more important than answering a phone downstairs. Mr. Frank says; “No. I’ve told you, no. I’ll do nothing that might let anyone know we’re in the building.” I do agree with this. He made a smart call on his part to keeping him and the families safe. To keep my family and me safe, I would have done exactly what Mr. Frank did for the same reasons.

May 5, 2015

In this scene, the telephone rings and Mr. Frank and Dussel hesitate to pick up the phone, which was outside from where they were hiding. Mr. Frank thought that it would be a risk to do so because if it wasn’t  Miep that was calling then they are done for. But on the other hand Dussel tried to convince Mr. Frank to let him go and answer the call because the telephone rang multiple times. If I was in the situation that Mr. Frank and Dussel were in, I would side with Mr. Frank because it can’t be Miep because she would know that because they wouldn’t leave their hiding place to risk their lives for a telephone call. In the text it says “ Mr. Frank ‘she’d never telphone us’ Dussel ‘Mr. Frank, answer that! I beg you, answer it!’ Mr. Frank ‘No’ Mr Van Daan ‘Just pick it up and listen. you don’t have to speak. Just listen and see if it's Miep.’ Dussel ‘For God’s sake… I ask you.’ Mr. ‘No. I’ve told you, no. I’ll do nothing that might let anyone know we’re in the building.’” This shows that even though Dussel kept trying to convince Mr. Frank, Mr. Frank wouldn’t risk it for anything.

At the end of scene 5, Mr. Frank reads from her diary “In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart”. This tells me that Anne was a really good person, how kind she is and how she could forgive anyone. In the beginning of the play, everyone didn’t like her because she was annoying, loud, and she disrupted everyone and everyone complained about it. She made conflict with about everyone that she hid with such as; Mrs. Van Daan, Mr. Van Daan, Mrs. Frank, Margot, and Dussel. Nearing the end of the play Anne and Peter started talking and started having a relationship, Peter really liked her because he said that if everyone of his friends were like Anne then he would like that a lot.

May 6, 2015

If Anne were here today, I’d tell her that she was very brave. I’d tell her how she’s inspired so many people. That, because of her diary, there are books on how bad the Holocaust was. I’d say she was brave because for how young she was, she went into hiding for twenty-five months and weren’t caught. If the robber had never came, they wouldn’t have been caught. She was tough throughout the time when they came because she wasn’t panicking and she was calm. Anne didn’t worry at all. She walked out with her head held high. She also had a lot of responsibility. She kept up a diary for years. And she was willing to give up food to save other people. She was very mature for her age. Because of this, she carried herself better aftward. I’m glad they had her because she always had a positive attitude. No matter the situation. She was a brave girl for putting up with everything and not giving up.

May 7, 2015

Entry Page Number Person Who Wrote It Person Who Edited It
Act 1 Scene 4 2 Cindy Tang Kaitlin Damiani
Act 1 Scene 5 3 Kaitlin Damiani Cindy Tang
Act 2 Scene 4 5 Kaitlin Damiani Cindy Tang
Act 2 Scene 4 6 Cindy Tang Kaitlin Damiani
Final #1 8 Cindy Tang Kaitlin Damiani
Final #2 9 Kaitlin Damiani Cindy Tang

 

Image/Music Person who searched
Telephone Cindy Tang
Scarf Kaitlin Damiani
Family Kaitlin Damiani
Diary Cindy Tang
Anne Frank's Monument Cindy Tang
Anne Frank's signature Cindy Tang
Music Both

Works Cited

Scarf Picture: http://www.lionbrand.com/stores/lionbrand/pictures/l0353a.jpg

Family Picture: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/

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Telephone picture: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/15/1896

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Open Diary Picture: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d4/

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Anne's Signature: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/ee/

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Anne's Monument: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/88/

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Music: http://freemusicarchive.org/genre/Instrumental/?sort=

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Works Cited