The Diary of Anne Frank
Analysis: What’s Up With the Epigraph?
Epigraphs are like little appetizers to the great entrée of a story. They illuminate important aspects of the story, and they get us headed in the right direction.
"I hope I will be able to confide everything in you, as I have never been able to confide in anyone, and I hope you will be a great source of comfort and support."
This epigraph is pretty basic. This is what Anne Frank wrote at the beginning of her diary on her thirteenth birthday. Anne felt a bit lonely and in need of a true friend, so she decided to use her diary as a friend. She named her diary Kitty.