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From the Diary of Anne Frank Summary Analysis and Explanation By Anne Frank
About the Poet Anne Frank
|Poet Name||Anne Frank|
|Born||12 June 1929, Frankfurt, Germany|
|Died||February 1945, Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, Germany|
|Movies||The Diary of Anne Frank, Anne Frank Remembered|
|Nationality||Weimar, GermanFrom the Diary of Anne Frank Summary of the Lesson|
From the Diary of Anne Frank Summary of the Lesson
The writer thinks that writing in a diary is a strange experience. She thinks that none will take an interest in the ideas of a thirteen-year-old school girl. Leaving aside everything, she thought of writing. At that time the writer was feeling some depression and despair.
She thought of the saying—‘Paper has more patience than people’. Then she started writing but she was in need of a real friend who could be no more than a diary.
The writer says that no one believes that this girl is alone in the world but she is not alone. She has loving parents, a sister and thirty other people. She has a decent family except her one true friend. With friends she can have a good time.
She can talk about ordinary everyday things but she won’t be getting nearer and nearer. Even we cannot confide in each other since the written facts cannot be changed. So the writer has started writing the diary. This is her ever lasting friend. She calls this friend ‘Kitty’.
Anne says that her father was the most adorable person. At the age of thirty-six, he married Anne’s mother Edith. In 1929 her sister Margot was born. Then she was born on 12th June 1929 and they lived in Germany. In 1933, her father emigrated to Holland.
She along with Margot went to Aachen to stay with the grandmother. By December both the sisters went to Holland. There Anne was put down on the table as a birthday present for Margot. There she started at the Montessori nursery school.
When she was in the sixth grade, Mrs. Kuperus was her headmistress. At the end of the year, there was a farewell function. The separation from the headmistress was full of tears.
Anne loved her grandmother very much. She fell ill in the summer of 1941. She had an operation but she died in January 1942. Her death was all the more troublesome. At Anne’s birthday celebrations, a separate candle was lit for the grandmother.
In her diary, Anne wrote that all the four members were doing well. She was much dedicated to her diary. This event was written by Anne on 20th June 1942 on Saturday. In her diary, Anne makes a mention of Kitty. Referring to her she writes that the complete class is nervous about their going to the next form.
Some of the students have made bets and staked all their savings. Anne thinks she will ‘pass’ but she is not sure due to Maths. All have been telling each other not to lose heart.
There are nine teachers. Mr Keesing teaches maths. He remains annoyed with Anne because of her talkative nature. So he has given her some extra work to write an essay on “A chatterbox.” After the homework, Anne started thinking on the essay.
An idea flashed in her mind. She wrote that talking was a student’s trait and she would do her best to control it. But she won’t be able to cure herself of her habit since her mother was also talkative. So moving from the inherited traits couldn’t be done.
Hearing her argument, Mr. Keesing had a good laugh. Then the teacher gave her another essay “An Incorrigible Chatterbox”. Thus passed two lessons. During the third lesson, he asked her to write on ‘Quack, Quack, Quack, Said Mistress Chatterbox”.
It was a sort of punishment for Anne for talking in class. At this topic, the whole class roared. Anne too laughed. Though Anne was tired of this essay. In a way the teacher was playing a joke on her but in other words it was a joke on him. So she wrote this essay like a poem.
Anne read the poem in the class. It stated that there was a mother duck and a father swan with three baby ducklings. The ducklings were bitten to death by the father since they quacked too much. It was Anne’s good luck that the teacher took it the right way.
The teacher read the poem, gave his own comments. After that Anne was allowed to talk and no extra work was given. Since then Mr. Keesing too started making jokes.