Timeline: Before June 12, 1929 Annelies Marie Frank isborn in Frankfurt, Germany. 1933 Frank family moves to Amsterdam,Holland, when Hitler comes to power inGermany. June 12, 1942 Anne receives a diary for herthirteenth birthday. July, 1942 Margot Frank gets a call toreport to a transit camp. July 6, 1942 The Frank family moves intothe secret annex‘.
The hingedbookshelf thathid the Frankfamily in theAnnex
The helpers, from left toright:Mr. Kleiman, Miep Gies,BepVoskuijl, and Mr. Kugler
This is one of the last picturestaken of Anne and her sister beforethey went into hiding
“Up to now our bedroom, with its blank walls,was very bare. Thanks to Father– who broughtmy entire postcard and movie star collectionhere beforehand– and to a brush and pot ofglue, I was able to plaster the wall withpictures. It looks much more cheerful.”
Timeline: After Aug 4, 1944 The Franks are arrested, taken toa police station, the to Westerbork, a transitcamp in Holland. Oct 30, 1944 Anne and her sister, Margot, aresent to Bergen-Belsen. Jan 6, 1945 Edith Frank dies of starvation inAuschwitz. Jan 7, 1945 Auschwitz is liberated. Otto Frankis the only survivor from the annex. March 1945 Margot dies of typhus in Bergen-Belsen.
Literary Analysis Plot: Sequence of related events that makeup a story Conflict (Internal/External) Flashback Exposition Rising Action Resolution Climax
ConflictA struggle between opposing forces External Conflict: A character strugglesagainst another person or outside force Based on the difficult situation in which theyare living Anne and her mother, Edith, struggle withAnne’s growing up and wanting to be treatedolder than her mother treats her
ConflictA struggle betweenopposing forces Internal Conflict: A struggle within aperson or character Anne puts up a hard exterior as a defense She is afraid people won’t respect her ifthey see the real Anne She writes her true feelings in her diary
FlashbackPresenting facts that tookplace at an earlier time The playwright uses flashback to set thestage for the events to follow. Otto Frank enters the secret annex after the warand begins to read Anne’s diary aloud. Anne’s voice overlaps with his as she begins totell the story through her diary.
ExpositionSets the tone, establishes setting, introduces characters,and give background information The narrator gives information to set thestage for the readers In play form, much of this information ispresented through sets, costuming andstage directions The exposition is an important part of allliterature to draw the reader into the story
Rising ActionThe events in a story that move the plotforward Anne begins to realize hidingis more difficult than sheoriginally thought She is in constant fear duringthe night, jumping at everysound, afraid the Nazi’s arecoming for her Anne’s personality clashes withthe others in hiding, especiallywith her mother and Peter The tension with allinhabitants is escalating,causing various problems
ClimaxThe turning point of the story The climax usually occurstoward the end of thestory, after the reader hasbecome emotionallyinvolved with thecharacters The arrival of the Nazis tothe ‘secret annex’ marks theclimax of the story All the tension that hasbuilt throughout the plotreaches its peak and ends
ResolutionConflicts are resolved bythe end of the story Throughout the story, a number of minorconflicts are resolved while in the ‘secretannex’ Anne and Peter begin to become friends Anne’s relationship with her mother becomesbetter Everyone is so happy about the end of the war,they forget their grudges against each other Mr. Frank’s final speech resolves the
How Did It Happen? German military attacked The Netherlands Identification of Dutch Jews with yellowstars and laws discriminating againstthem In 1942 the Germans began sending themto concentration camps Of the 140,000 Jews living there, 102,000were exterminated by the Nazis
What Did You Learn?1. Why did the Frank family go intohiding?2. What is external conflict? Give anexample from the story.3. What is internal conflict? Give anexample from the story.4. Give an example of rising action from thestory.5. What is the climax of the story?
HistoricalFacts World War II lasted about six years. Over 6,000,000 Jews were killed by theNazis in the concentration and deathcamps during the Holocaust! This wasestablished by the Nuremberg tribunal in1946. Some people believe the Holocaust did nothappen. Others believe Anne Frank did not write her