The Good In Everyone Essay

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Anne Frank was a young girl who lived during the holocaust who lived during Hitler’s reign in Amsterdam. Only one problem: She was Jewish. In July of 1942, Margot Frank was called to report to a concentration camp. The Franks were forced into hiding in an annex behind Mr. Frank’s business. The Franks, along with the Van Pels and Mr. Pfeffer, hid in the annex for about two years. During her time in hiding, Anne confided in a diary. In her diary, she wrote “Despite everything, I believe people are really good at heart.” I agree with Anne. In my opinion, everyone is good at heart; they just show it in different ways. People do what they think is right. Even though there is evil in the world, I ...view middle of the document...

The girl, Ashley, notices an older man crying as well. Ashley says “He walked over to me, a 14-year-old girl he had never met, and took my hand (M.,Ashley 1).” This man felt the need to comfort Ashley, even though they had never met. To me, everyone is good at heart. People have different ways of showing it. People make bad choices, and they do what they think is right.
Everyone makes bad decisions. Everyone has different views on what is right and wrong, and they do what they think is right. Adolf Hitler, for example, killed thousands of people, including himself. He thought he was doing the right thing. Hitler had views of perfection; he thought everyone in Germany had to be his version of perfect. So he killed anyone who wasn't perfect, in his mind. Does this mean he wasn't good at heart? Even though he was doing what HE thought was right? Right and wrong have many different meanings to different people. Everyone makes bad decisions. In the play Anne Frank, Mr. Van Daan stole bread because he was hungry. He stole bread from all the others in the annex, who no doubt were hungry too. But later on, he felt guilty. Mrs. Frank says “We've all done things we’re ashamed of (Act 2, Scene 3).” Everyone does something they are ashamed of, but they feel guilt for it. Later on in that passage, Anne says “Look at me, the way...

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