Diary of Anne Frank

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In July 15, 1944 a young girl called Anne Frank wrote this statement “…if you’re wondering if it’s harder for the adults here than for the children, the answer is no… older people have an opinion about everything and are sure of themselves and their actions. It is twice as hard for us young people to hold on to our opinions at a time when ideals are being shattered…” (July 15, 1944) Anne Frank was one of the many children involved in Hitter’s war, and She is one of the many children who wrote a diary of her experiences with this. The quote is stating the hardship of children vs. adults. The children didn’t know most of what was happening, and she is stating that the older people were more understanding of the situation they were in.

The younger children like Anne Frank, had opinions on things, and at that time being a child, you may as well not have opinions or ideas on anything. The adults were seen as the smarter ones and children’s opinion wouldn’t have mattered, and they would have been ignored. When Anne stated “…It is twice as hard for us young people to hold on to our opinions at a time when ideals are being shattered…” this could be meaning that it is also hard to have an opinion when everything is changing and you don’t understand a lot of what’s going on around you and being frightened all the time.

At one point in the novel, Anne writes "It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart." This proves that Anne still had an opinion but she was forced to refrain her ideals despite the circumstances she went through. This was written before many horrible things she went through; therefore this is her earlier opinion on ‘them’ being the Nazis. In the quote Anne says “It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out.”...
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