Anne Frank was an innocent Jew that lived with her family in Germany, the moved to the Netherlands during the Holocaust after Hitler came into power. She was forced to live in a secret annex with her family, the Van Pels, and Mr. Pfeiffer. As she went into “hiding”, she brought her diary that she wrote in very often. Even in her not-so-great conditions, Anne maintained a positive attitude throughout everything. Unfortunately, after 2 years pf hiding in the annex, Anne and her family were caught and they were all sent to a concentration camp. One of the last quotes in Anne’s diary stated, “Despite everything, I believe that all people are really good at heart,” and I do agree that everyone is good at heart.
I agree with Anne’s statement because some people will risk anything they have in safety of the ones they care about. In the movie, Anne Frank, right before the Franks went into hiding, Margot, Anne’s older sister, was enrolled into a concentration camp. Mr. Frank heard the news and then went to his co-worker, Miep. He asked if Miep could help to hide the family right above the workplace. She immediately agreed to help the Franks and she continued to bring them food and other needs for about 2 years. Miep risked a lot by breaking the law and hiding Jews with her but she did that because she cared for the family and their safety. Miep is truly good at heart. Also in Anne Frank, Hannah, one of Anne’s best friends, was found outside of the concentration camp Anne was in. Hannah had helped Anne by throwing a little sack of food over the fence for her. She would try to do it as often as she could without getting caught because she cared for Anne and wanted to help her. Anne was so grateful she had a friend like Hannah and she risked anything to help save Anne’s life. In an article I read about Edith Frank, it said that when she was very ill and dying from starvation along with the rest of her family, she was put into a hospital. The hospital provided food for her but instead of eating it; she kept the food with her just in case her family returned. Mrs. Frank could’ve become healthy again but instead, she risked dying of starvation for her family (After 70 Years: Anne Frank). She risked her own life for her family’s life even though she didn’t know if she would ever see them again; and that makes her really good at heart.
Another reason I agree that everyone is good at heart is because everyone experiences guilt. They mess up in their lives and regret decisions they make, but they are still good at heart. You don’t have to be perfect and never sin to be good at heart. In the play, The Diary of Anne Frank, while in hiding, Mrs. Frank and Anne argued a lot. They would always get into little fights and would never get along. They did not have a very good relationship but they knew they had to get along one day. In the play, Anne and Mrs. Frank, they realize what they have done and said,
MRS. FRANK. We’ve all done things were ashamed of