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Die Heuning Pot Literature Guide
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Themes

Little Words, Big Ideas

Isolation

Anne feels isolated and cut off from her family and the other members of the Secret Annex, even while the group is crammed together in shared isolation from the world. The divide between the "inner...

Youth

Anne records the experiences of her adolescence in her diary. She goes through all the typical trials and tribulations of teen life, despite the fact that she is not living in a normal context. She...

Mortality

Anne’s entire diary is written during the time when her life was in constant danger. What’s amazing, though, is that she doesn’t dwell on this fact. It comes up, of course, but fo...

Identity

In Diary of A Young Girl Anne Frank describes the complicated movements of her identity during her time in hiding. Trapped in the Secret Annex, Anne explores her identity as daughter, lover, sister...

Family

Anne’s "family" expands the year she turns thirteen to include four other people who are not related to her by blood. Throughout Anne’s record, the family is at times healthy and at tim...

Warfare

The theme probably shouldn’t simply be "warfare" but World War II specifically. The members of the Secret Annex follow the war news religiously via radio broadcasts. There are daily reminders...

Love

Anne Frank has many loves. She loves reading, writing, nature, movies, and her family and friends. She’s also obsessed with romantic love, experiments with romantic relationships, and has viv...

Selfishness

Throughout the diary, there are examples of pettiness in sharing personal items with everybody. For example, Mrs. van Daan does not want her sheets to be used yet expects to use the Franks’ s...

Religion

Anne Frank’s non-fiction account of her time in hiding doesn’t give us much information on Judaism as a religion. In fact, religion plays a somewhat subtle role in Anne’s story. &...
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