Study Guide

The Diary of Anne Frank (play) What's Up With the Ending?

By Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett

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What's Up With the Ending?

Otto Frank's last words in the novel are "She puts me to shame" (2.5). He seems to echo the thoughts of the audience. It's simply incredible that a teenage girl under the worst circumstances could still be able to focus on the positive aspects life and humanity have to offer. Most grown adults have trouble recognizing this concept while sitting with a full belly on the couch watching their favorite TV show.

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