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The Diary of Anne Frank
by Anne Frank
Analysis: Allusions When authors refer to other great works, people, and events, it’s usually not accidental. Put on your super-sleuth hat and figure out why.
Literary and Philosophical References Van Hildebrand, Camera Obscura (June 14, 1942) Dutch Sagas and Legends (June 14, 1942) Daisy Goes to the Mountains (June 14, 1942) Cissy van Marxveldt, Joop ter Heul series; The Zaniest Summer (September 21, 1942) Nico van Suchtelen, Eva’s Youth Theodore Korner, Hedwig, The Cousin from Bremin, The Governess, The Green Domino (October 14, 1942) Trygve Gulbranssen, Beyond Sing the Woods (October 20, 1942) Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (October 29, 1942) Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller (October 29, 1942) Ina Baker Boudier, A Knock at the Door (March 12, 1943) Charles Dickens (May 16, 1944) Maria Theresa (June 13, 1944) Oscar Wilde, An Ideal Husband (June 30, 1944) What Do You Think of the Modern Young Girl? (July 15, 1944) Historical References Winston Churchill’s speech: "This is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning." (November 9, 1942) Princess Elizabeth of York (April 21, 1944) Princess Margaret Rose (April 21, 1944) Prime Minister Gerbrandy (May 11, 1944 – first entry) Galileo Galilei (May 11, 1944 – second entry) The Bible (May 11, 1944 – second entry) Emperor Charles V (May 11, 1944 – second entry) Pop Culture References
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