e Jew living during WW
II. Throughout the story Anne goes through a lot of troubles, trials and hardships.
But also on the other hand she finds friendship, and she grows up. Throughout the
whole story Anne is constantly fighting with her mother and her sister Margot.
The thing about Anne, is that you could really look up to someone of her character
She was always firm about what she believed in, and she was not
afraid to stand up for it. Anne was also very grateful about every gift that she got
in the “Secret Annex.” So in short she had a great outlook on life, even though she
was in a small compact space with strange and annoying people.
The story starts out at her thirteenth birthday. Then one day her older sister,
Margot, gets the call from the German Police, the Gestapo. Her parents had been
secretly sending things to the Secret Annex, without Anne and Margot knowing it,
but they didn’t know that it would come this soon.
The Secret Annex was located
over top of the building that “Pim,” Anne’s father owned. So the next day after the
family packed up their stuff and went to the annex. Anne didn’t even get to say
good-bye to her friends. When they got to the annex, they heard through a good
friend that there was another family that also needed a place to hide away from the
Gestapo. This family was the VanDaans, so the Frank’s got ready for the
VanDaans and awaited their arrival. The VanDaans also had a son, Peter, who
was always quiet and always pretty much stayed to himself.
Anne was very contrary, and she fought, and bickered with everyone in the
house. Then as if they didn’t already didn’t have enough people in the annex, Meip
found another person that needed some assistance and shelter. This man was Mr.
Dussel, and his wife was already over in the states away from the Gestapo, but he
didn’t get so lucky. A few days before he had asked Meip about finding him a
place to live, the Gestapo came and gave him his notice. So Meip told the Frank’s
and the VanDaans, so that they could think about it and contemplate whether they
had room for him.
And they pondered over it and decided that they did infact have
enough room for him. He would have to sleep with Anne in her room and they
would share the room equally. But as time went on Mr. Dussel became stingy with
his space and time, and he would not let Anne use the desk in her room for her
own studies. So Pim decided to tell Mr. Dussel that he was a guest in their house,
and when he came here they decided that they would share everything equally.
And so with much persuasion Pim finally talked Dussel into letting Anne have
some time to the desk by herself.
So over time everyone got familiar with each other. The families of the
Secret Annex didn’t have very many means of entertainment, so they would
entertain themselves. Peter and Anne would do little skits with each other dressing
up as different people in the house. And most of the family members also tried out
aerobics, but they got too sore too quick. So that was the end of that really quick!
They would also tell stories and jokes to each other, they would read magazines
that Miep brought them, they would read books, and they also would listen to the
little radio in the office.
This radio became a very important part of their life, and
they didn’t even realize it. They would rely on that radio to tell them what was
going on in the world with the war and with Adolf Hitler. But Miep was also
another good source of information. She would sometimes tell them bad stories
about what was happening with all the Jews. Things that they wouldn’t hear on the
radio. If you lived in the Secret Annex, then you had to stay extremely quiet
throughout out the main portion of the morning.
Because of the workers that were
in the office down stairs that didn’t know about them. Which there were a whole
bunch of. So to keep themselves quiet Peter, Margot, and Anne would do their
school work and studies. Pim, Mr. VaanDan, and .