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Anne Frank Essay

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a person of the Jewish faith during World War Two, to go into hiding in a cramped apartment for two years? Anne Frank didn’t have to wonder, because all of this became a reality in November of 1945. Anne Frank from “The Diary of Anne Frank” by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett is a character who has an intimate connection towards a diary. Anne is an inspired 12 year old Jew with a good head on her shoulders. While she is still a typical young adult, she comes across as a little bit of an old soul. Her character comes alive through the diary she receives from her father for her birthday. The diary is a part of her, a part who she was. She comes alive to whoever reads her words. Not only is she relatable, but you can almost feel the emotions that she felt. Anne is defiant, caring, and positive.

Let me first start this paragraph off by telling you the definition of the word defiant. Defiant means boldly resistant and challenging. Throughout the whole play Anne is defiant time and time again. Anne shows lots of times that she is defiant by refusing to do what people tell her what to do, specifically when people tell her to be more like her sister Margot. An example of a quote from the play that Anne says is, “Margot, Margot, Margot, that’s all I hear from everyone, how wonderful she is, why aren’t you more like Margot.” This shows how Anne is defiant because everyone wants Anne to be like Margot, but she refuses and continues to be unique and act like a leader. To conclude this paragraph I will also say that Anne is very defiant towards her mother because she is not very fond of her.

In spite of Anne being defiant throughout the play, Anne is still very kind and caring. Anne’s kindness and caring is portrayed through her constant adoration of the world and through her relationships with others. Even though Anne disliked her mother and the man she shared her bedroom with (Dussel), she...
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