Anne Frank: the Diary of a Young Girl

Only available on StudyMode
  • Download(s) : 1358
  • Published : November 9, 2003
Open Document
Text Preview
Anne Frank: The diary of a young girl

I want to introduce you to, Anne Frank: The diary of a young girl, by Anne Frank and translated by B. M. Mooyaart. It is the story of a 13-year-old Jewish girl and her family who are forced into hiding by the Nazis during World War II The book is written over a two-year period, tells about her life while she and her family are in hiding in Holland. On her birthday she received a diary, Anne named it Kitty, and Kitty was her best friend ever since. From the first day she had it, she would write all the thoughts, feelings and wishes she had. They are staying in a secret attic of the office building where Mr. Frank used to work in order to escape from the Nazis during World War II. During their stay in the annex, they are supported by several people in the office building, who risk their own lives to insure the secrecy of the Jewish hideout and to provide them with food and basic supplies. Much of Anne's diary tells about the daily routine of the occupants of the attic. It also describes in detail the characters of Anne's father, mother, and sister, as well as the characters of the three Van Daans and Mr. Dussel, who share the attic with them. The Protagonist Anne Frank - The author of the diary. Anne was born on June 12, 1929, in Frankfurt, Germany, and was four years old when her father moved to Holland to find a better place for the family to live. She is very intelligent and perceptive, and she wants to become a writer. Anne grows from an innocent and somewhat petty teenage girl to a sensitive thinker at age fifteen.

Anne's life changed, when in July of 1942, the Nazis came there searching for Jewish people. So the Frank's made a hard decision: hide from the Nazis, living in the house's secret room. They were shearing this room with the Van Daan family, close friends to their family. Since that day a different life started, a life they didn't imagined, and didn't know what road would take. Living in the secret...
tracking img