Anne was an average thirteen year-old-girl, slim with dark-brown hairand intense dark eyes whom was born in Germany.
She was very talkative andwould sometimes get in trouble because of her mouth. She is a famous younggirl because of how she was able to write about the Holocaust in her diary. The holocaust was a horrible period in time, and Anne lived and died duringit. Most of her teenage life, Anne lived in hiding with her family, yet shestill had a positive outlook on life. Along with everything else she cameto represent- high spirits, strong personality, and opinionatedness- AnneFrank symbolized the power of a book. Anne and her family lived in Frankfurt, Germany most of her life.
Anneloved the company of her peers and like the attention she got from them. Also, one of the hobbies Anne loved was going to the movies (Gies, Miep. 1987). A new hobby that soon would make Anne famous was her writing in herdiary. Anne received her diary on her thirteenth birthday from her father.
Anne loved to write and was excellent at it; thus her diary was her bestfriend. Other than her diary, she had no real friend. She may have beenflirtatious with boys and talked to girls at school, but they were notfriends she could confide all her thoughts to (Frank, Anne 1952). In herfirst entry, she called her diary “Kitty” and said she could confide with”Kitty” all her thoughts; in sum, the diary is her friend. Shortly afterreceiving the diary, Anne and her family, along with four strangers, wereforced into hiding (Brown, Gene 1991).
While being forced inside a secret annex and having to leave -friends,material possessions and memories- Anne kept high hopes and a positiveoutlook of life. She grew up through hard times and was able to keep hergood childhood memories. Anne thought the best possession she was able totake with her was her memories and diary (Brown, Gene 1992). Anne knew whenshe wrote she could shake off all her cares and worries, but one thing shecould not shake off was her spirit. Through all of the ruthless persecutionshe endured, her spirit was always high. Ozick wrote; “She was born to be awriter.
At thirteen, she felt her power; at fifteen, she was in command ofit (Ozick, October 6, 1997. Pg. 76). ” Anne clearly knew the force of whatlay on her pages in her diary (Ozick, October 6, 1997). Anne was cheerfully exuberant, sharp-tongued and had effervescent wit. Anne was insatiably curious and always wanted to hear about the arrest andbeatings taking place in the real world.
Even though these made her worry,she took a daily dose of loafing. She would wander from room to room andclimb up and down the stairs, which controlled her anxiety. Occasionallyshe did cut loose. At one point she diligently practiced dance steps everyevening and forced her sister Margot to dance with her. During Anne’s twoyears in hiding her father Otto Frank tutored her.
She was plunged intolearning history, geography, art history Bible studies, French and Germanliterature. At times Anne became frustrated and felt like quitting, but herfather’s threat to take away her diary frightened her enough to keepslogging through the work (Covington, Richard, July 2001). Anne always spoke her opinion and this constantly led to fights,especially with Edith her mother. She was always overlooked because she wasa child, but she helped children shine through. .
Anne tried to accept someresponsibility, but she unafraid to question why women are inferior to menor why children were not allowed to speak their idea. She was rapidlymaturing and very opinionated. As she became more mature, she becameinterested with Peter, one of the strangers hiding with the Franks. Soonafter Anne and Peter’s adolescent feelings were exposed, the secretresidents were captured and arrested (Covington, Richard, July 2001).
Annewas taken to the concentration camp Auschwitz, soon to conceal allevidences of gassing she was sent away to Bergen-Belsen. In March of 1945Anne died of typhus just two months before the allies found theconcentration camp Bergen-Belsen.Anne was very truthful in writing her diary and revealed not only herlife, but also the trepidation and turmoil of Jews during the Holocaust.Her story was truthfully told and was a brilliant piece of literature.Inher diary, she wrote with pace and tone, .