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Anne Frank Diary Essay

Book Review: The Diary of a Young Girl
Narrator
The autobiography is told in a first person point of view. The narrator, Anne Frank, describes her experience as Jewish teenage girl living in German-occupied Holland during World War II. Even though she is an adolescent she speaks very fluently about her experiences, detailing many of the events that she went through to avoid persecution from the Nazis. You get to experience the events as if you were Anne through many of the vivid details that she wrote throughout the book. The narration is written in a way that allows you to get really in depth of Anne’s life, and really get to know her in a personal level.
The way that she wrote her diary makes it very interesting and appealing to the reader at first sight. It allows you to feel and sense many of the emotions that she had while writing certain events. It allows you to perceive those emotions of hope, sadness, despair, and fear that Anne had to go through. How a young girl’s world can change in a short time, and all of a sudden everything changes. This diary puts you into the shoes of Anne Frank that take you through her everyday life, German occupied Holland amidst the beginning of one of mankind’s biggest wars, World War II. The events that she experienced throughout the story lets you see Anne go through many emotions and changes, that at the end give the reader a greater understanding of the world around her.

Characters
The main protagonist of this autobiography is the author, Anne Frank, a jewish teenage girl living in hiding in Amsterdam with her family to avoid persecution from the Nazis. At the beginning of her diary, she is a young teenage girl just like any other during that period of time. Throughout her diary entri...

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...truggle to define herself within this climate of oppression. Anne’s diary ends without comment on August 1, 1944, the end of a seemingly normal day that leaves us with the expectation of seeing another entry on the next page. However, the Frank family is betrayed to the Nazis and arrested on August 4, 1944. Anne’s diary, the observations of an imaginative, friendly, sometimes petty, and rather normal teenage girl, comes to an abrupt and silent end.

person’s perspective.
Since Anne’s diary is a true personal account of a life in hiding, it is inappropriate to analyze it as a novel or other work of fiction. Parts of the diary were intended for public view, but others clearly were not. To appreciate and interpret the diary, it is necessary to consider its horrible context, World War II and the Holocaust, before any discussion of plot development or thematic content.
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