A young girl forced to spend her teenage years in hiding due to the barbarity of the Holocaust has more in common with a current American teenage than some people know. Yes, the circumstances in today’s world do not merely relate to the horrid times of the Holocaust but, the adolescents in both time periods still express the difficulties of finding themselves, as well as, building themselves to the person they want to become. Obviously, Anne Frank is a different person because of what she went through during Hitler’s dictatorship. People worldwide are still reading the remarkable Anne Frank The Diary of a Young Girl, because her own innocent words are written revealing how ordinary she truly was. Anne is comfortably capable of partaking in an eighth grade school classroom. Her mind is just like any average teenager, which is eye opening for readers considering her innocent life was taken. In today’s world Anne Frank would naturally fit into society because she expresses personal experiences and feelings in her diary to which an average American teenager could relate. Within just the first few entries, Anne freely expressed to her diary the frivolous problems of a junior high student, writing about her friend groups and crushes. “I expect you will be rather surprised at the fact that I should talk of boyfriends at my age.” (pg. 5 Sat, 20 June, 1942) Anne is explaining to her diary, Kitty, that you may be surprised of how much Anne thinks about having a boyfriend. This is no difference comparing Anne’s words to a current fourteen year old girl. As you can imagine, boys are a constant conversation topic. “There are the most innocent types; you get some who blow kisses or try to get hold of your arm, but then they are definitely kn... ... middle of paper ... ...olescent finding herself. The world of a young teenage girl has not changed much at all. The same things are concerns; friends, boys, siblings, parents, and teachers. Anne is just a young girl trying to discover herself. The empathy is still here, but the world surroundings are constantly changing. It is hard to remember Anne was not writing knowing people were going to read this years and years later. She connects to readers in a way that provokes endless emotions and questions. Could Anne Frank fit in well to any 8th grade school classroom? The diary is still read today because it genuinely connects our hearts to her life. The realness of the expressions truly show how horrible the Holocaust was and the indescribable actions that hurt innocent lives. Anne is just like any young girl reading her diary entries, which makes the brutalness of the Holocaust surreal.
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