Anne Frank's "Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl" Book Review by jaberwocky

Anne Frank's "Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl"
This paper discusses the psychology of fear as presented in "Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl" by Anne Frank.
# 103052 | 1,535 words | 1 source | MLA | 2004 | US

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This paper explains that Anne Frank in her bibliography "Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl", being a typical teenage girl, was incredibly emotional. The author points out that the circumstance in which she recorded these sentiments was such that they were always overshadowed by her immense fear. The paper relates that, in the first few diary entries written in the Annex, although slightly afraid, Frank does not realize the true level of danger she is in and therefore fills page after page with detailed but mundane descriptions of daily life in the Annex. The author then explains that, as Frank matures, she begins to empathize with the apprehensiveness felt by the adults and, as a result, her fear begins to increase. The paper stresses that, in a child's mind, death is not a feasible occurrence; therefore, she can allow herself to believe that she does not fear it.

From the Paper:

'In this entry, as well as many others, she discusses her constant fears of being caught by the Germans while hiding in the secret annex with her family. This entry is especially powerful because it sheds light on the fact that, in such small cramped conditions, there is little to do but let your mind wander. When put in a situation where you can not talk or laugh too loudly for fear of capture, all that one is left with is his or her thoughts and for a young girl, this can cause immense fright. As she points out on this same page of her diary, everything she says or does leads her back to thoughts of fear."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Frank, Anne. Anne Frank: Diary Of A Young Girl, Bantam, 1993.

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