This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

Anne Frank: Growing Up In The Annex

734 words - 3 pages

Growing up as a young girl is hard enough. For Anne Frank, the challenge was intensified by her captivity in the Secret Annex. She faces puberty within confined quarters and defines herself as a woman along the way. Anne goes from a young, immature girl to a growing woman despite the extremes conditions of the war outside waged by the Nazis. Before going into hiding, Anne is a normal young girl whose only concerns are of school, friends and boys. Her life suddenly changes when her sister, Margot, receives a call-up notice from the SS. The Frank's go into hiding at the Secret Annex. After arriving at the Annex, Anne misses her cat very much. Anne describes her cat, "Moortje is my weak spot. I miss her every minute of the day, and no one knows how often I think of her; whenever I do, my eyes fill with tears" (29). Anne occupies most of her time by grumbling about the other occupants of the Annex and studying. She fantasizes about what she will buy when the war is over, and also about getting her period for the first time. On discussing her growing excitement about getting her period, Anne goes back later and discusses her own immaturity by saying, "It embarrasses me greatly to read the pages dealing with subjects that I remembered as being nicer than they actually were. My descriptions are so indelicate" (59). As time goes on, Anne feels that her family can not possibly understand her. She starts to separate herself from the group. Anne finds it harder to occupy her time. She waits for the war to end, while biding her time as best as she can. It is obvious when Anne starts to have those familiar feelings of puberty. She talks less of the ongoing battles of the people of the Annex, and more of her sexuality and her growing body. Anne discusses how she feels about her period saying, "in spite of all the pain, discomfort and mess, I'm carrying around a sweet secret"...

Find Another Essay On Anne Frank: Growing Up in the Annex

The Life of Anne Frank Essay

662 words - 3 pages discrimination. (1) During the time when the Franks were living happily together Margot, Anne's sister received a letter that said that she had to report to a "labor camp". (1) This brought the Franks in to reality.The Franks realized that a labor camp was a concentration camp and quickly went into hiding one day after receiving the letter in a secret annex. They were soon joined by the Van Pels and Friz Pfeffer. ("The Diary of Anne Frank: The

The Diary of Anne Frank Essay

780 words - 3 pages The Diary of Anne Frank In this project, I will be comparing the life of Anne Frank to mine. Firstly, I will give a brief timeline of the main events that took place in her lifetime. Then I will begin to compare the various aspects of her life to mine. Finally, I will draw up a conclusion. Annelies Marie Frank was born in Frankfurt, Germany, just 60 years before I was, 1929. During the first three years of her life, The Great

The Story of Anne Frank

1760 words - 7 pages The Story of Anne Frank Learning about the Holocaust can be extremely difficult due to the massive amount of information it entails. In addition, the Holocaust was a tragic event on so massive a scale it is hard to emotionally comprehend. Comparison is a common way of better understanding and exploring unknown topics. One further step is to bring the topic to a personal level, so one can actually relate known concepts and individual ideas to

The Statement of Anne Frank

870 words - 4 pages Anne Frank was a young girl who suffered and just had a hard life. She was 13 years old girl who had to go into hiding. Some Jews had to go into hiding or they had to go to a concentration camp. Jews were treated badly back in time. If you were a jew and you were seen the Nazis’ would take you away to a concentration camp to work. But sometimes you could be killed in a gas chamber, or killed from a disease or die from starvation. Anne for her

The DIary of Anne Frank

1374 words - 5 pages and murky clouds, is filled with blue. One may either face the challenge they have been approached with to move on, or decline and stay caught in a storm. An individual’s view of the world has immense power of whether one’s obstacles will result in failure or achievement. It is the mentality that we approach life’s challenges that determine the positive or negative outcomes in our lives. The Diary of Anne Frank portrayed perseverance in an

Growing Up Guatemalan in the United States

1499 words - 6 pages out on the best opportunity for intergenerational class mobility they had because of language, cultural, and economic barriers. Cultural Significance of Growing up Guatemalan When my wife Orpha was a small child, she used to pretend her name was Kim, that she lived in a two-story house, and her mother had blonde hair. She grew up trying to hide being Hispanic, instead choosing to blend in with her American friends, rejecting her cultural

Review of The Diary of Anne Frank

1472 words - 6 pages Franks used a radio to keep up with news from the war, and Anne frequently wrote in her diary about events that caught her attention. The Gestapo finally arrested Anne and her family on August 4, 1944. Two secretaries who worked in the building found the books containing Anne’s diary entries strewed over the floor of the annex. The secretaries handed over the diaries to Miep Gies, an assistant in Otto’s office. Miep held the diary, unread, in a

The Diary of Anne Frank Book Review

1387 words - 6 pages the time while the Nazis took power over Germany. Because they were Jewish, Otto, Edith, Margot, and Anne Frank immigrated to Holland in 1933. Hitler invaded Holland on May 10, 1940, a month before Anne?s eleventh birthday. In July 1942, Anne's family went into hiding in the Prinsengracht building. Anne and her family called it the 'Secret Annex'. Life there was not easy at all. They had to wake up at 6:45 every morning. Nobody could go outside

Growing Up in The Catcher in the Rye

772 words - 3 pages Growing up poses challenges to most people at some point in their lives. 16-year-old Holden Caufield is no exception. He is an apathetic teenager who’s flunked out of many schools. Underneath the cynical exterior though, Holden is troubled. He has different methods for escaping his problems but in the end they just cause him more problems. J.D Salinger, in his novel The Catcher in the Rye shows that often times when an individual faces problems

The Diary of an Anne Frank

1661 words - 7 pages The Diary of an Anne Frank The events recounted in Anne Frank’s Diary took place during World War 11. By 1933, the strongest party in Germany had gained ultimate power with Hitler under their command. Hitler was Germany’s dictator who spread his gospel of racial hatred through politics. While poverty and unemployment were at an all time high he launched a campaign of anti-Semitism. Hitler’s main target was the Jews, claiming that

The Diary Of Anne Frank - Book

947 words - 4 pages The Diary of Anne Frank is about a girl that kept a diary while hiding from Nazi’s in Amsterdam for two years. The diary ends when the Nazi’s found her and her family. Her whole family was killed in exception for her father. She was given the journal on her thirteenth birthday. She simply summarized her life for two years in this phenomenal journal. This journal was found after she was killed. The book was published in 1947. Twenty-five

Similar Essays

The Metamorphosis Of Anne In The Diary Of Anne Frank

1340 words - 5 pages The Metamorphosis of Anne in The Diary of Anne Frank        A young girl, Anneliese Marie Frank, receives an empty jar of a diary for her thirteenth birthday, amidst much political strife in her new home country of Netherlands. As a German-born Jew in hiding, Anne will eventually fill her diary with over 2 years of experiences of the Secret Annex. Initially, she makes use of her newfound outlet to exhibit her growing interest to

Growing Up In Dublin In The Dubliners

4868 words - 19 pages Growing Up in Dublin in The Dubliners Q) What picture do you think that Joyce gives of growing up in Dublinin the era when the book was written? A) While Joyce was growing up in Ireland he became disenchanted with his nation and the oppressive influence the Catholic Church had over the country. Joyce's intention when writing the book was to write a moral history of his country and he chose Dublin as it seemed to him

The Diary Of Anne Frank Essay

1272 words - 6 pages The name “Anne Frank” is synonymous with hope, optimism, and belief in human good, even in times of relentless evil. Although she only lived to be fifteen, Anne is known and respected throughout the world for the humanistic light her work shed on an infamous time. Born June 12th, 1929, in Germany, she spent her early years in a middle-class Jewish-German family. However, the tranquility of the Frank family and 522,000 other German-Jews’ would be

"The Diary Of Anne Frank" Essay

840 words - 3 pages Anne Frank was born on June 19th 1929. She was a young German Jewish girl. Her father's name was Otto Frank; her mother's name was Edith Frank and her sister was Margot Frank. When Anne was eleven years old she grew up without care. Anne always dreamed of becoming a writer or a movie star. They all had to wear yellow stars on their clothes. The yellow star was the Star of David. Every Jewish person had to wear one of these. One day they forced