FC: The Diary of Anne Frank Project by Jon Lee
1: 1 The thing I like most about this book is that it comes from a personal point of view. The Diary of Anne Frank is a book (originally a diary) written by a girl who died during the Holocaust. She pulls out the event that occured that were either terrifying or stood out. One example is when the Frank family secretly move from Germany to the Netherlands in response to the persecutions, but ends up being taken away after the Germans occupy the Netherlands. It was both intense and ironic. The family tries to escape persecution but fails in their attempts. The only thing I disliked about this book was the upsetting deaths within the family. The only survivor was the father.
2: 2 One part that confused me about the book was the father's background. The family was wealthy because of him but he loses his fortune after World War I. If this is so, how were the family members able to hide in his office building? Also, how does he even have an office building if he is no longer wealthy? These questions made me wonder throughout the novel. Also, how did the Germans not find out that the Franks were originally from Germany? The Franks did seem sly throughout the entire book with the hiding and escaping but I'm sure someone in the Nazi army would have recognized them.
3: 3 One major change i noticed throughout the book was Anne's life. She recieved her diary when she was 13 and used it like any normal girl would. She wrote about friends, school, boys, and anything else a girl would write about her life. It wasn't until the Holocaust started where she began to write about serious things like their current events and updates on the War. It was a thrill to read about how much a young girl's life changes when she is involved in a war.
4: 6 One prediction I made was that all the Franks would survive the war. They successfully escape Germany, they have their own hiding place in the father's office, and the fact that the diary was published. I found the family to be very smart and productive. They supplied themselves with many plans and back up plans to survive the war.
5: 7 My predictions were wrong and changed drastically after reading about how the Franks tried to help other families hide. If these familes were found in hiding, the Franks would be the ones to take the blame. I found this act to be very brave but risky. Another thing that crossed my mind was how they shared the space in the office building while hiding? This section of the book was one of the most suspensful parts in my opinion.
6: 11 The author's style of writing is different from most books because the author is writing about herself and her current life. It is very effective because a personal point of view is given to the reader which helps feel more emotion in response to the events happening in the book as opposed to just the events. Anne Frank helps you understand how any teenager who onced lived in a normal life would drastically change when involved in a catastrophe. It added much enjoyment to the book for me because i usually do not like reading fictional books where the author can make anything he/she wants. When the author is able to do that, I expect a book filled with excitement but not many books I've read as met my requirements. The Diary of Anne Frank on the other hand is written by a real person living a real life and filled with the suspense I would expect to find in ficitonal books.
7: 13 In my opinion, many of the choices made by the characters were very honorable, brave, and smart. The Franks were quick on their feet when constantly trying to escape the persecution in their homeland of Germany. Their first plan was escaping to the Netherlands which they succeeded in but was later caught by the Nazi soldiers. But even after that, they had a building to hide in, in which they welcomed other families to hide in as well. These things could only be done by the honorable, brave, and the intelligent.
8: 15 I chose this photo of a man trying to hide his face but fails because it represents how the Franks attempted to hide but ended up being found by the Germans with only one survivor in the end.
9: 16 Anne Frank tells us how the Germans forced all Jews in the Netherlands to wear a yellow star, indicating that they were Jews. I remember looking at pictures and learning about how that was their form of identification in class. Anne Frank also tells us how Jews were prohibited to ride cars, own businesses, and were taken to a segregated school. I remember learning about how the Germans made new laws for the Jews that was unfair for them. Some of these laws changed marriages, jobs, homes, etc.
10: 17 plot - The whole book is about the Frank family trying to escape from the Germans and live their life the way they want. setting - The book first starts in the Frank's homeland, Germany. They settle in the Netherlands hoping that the Germans would not find them there. characterization - The main Characters were Otto Frank (father), Edith Frank (mother), Margot Frank (older sister), and Anne Frank (author)