Saturday, October 30, 2010

Anne Frank - Her Writing Took her Far and Wide

Anne Frank is a movie that is on YouTube in 19 parts. The movie set during second world war is about the plight of Jews in the Nazi concentration camps. The story revolves around the life of Anne Frank who writes a diary. Anne chronicles the lifestyle of Jews during holocaust and how they lived in secret places in a house.  Anne died in the concentration camps due to tyhphus epidemic. After her death, her father Otto Frank compiled her daily jottings into a book. The book titled "The diary of a young girl" is a most widely read non-fiction next only to the Bible.

Actor Hannah Taylor Gordon has played the role of Anne remarkably well. Hannah bears a striking resemblance to the real Anne. Anne Frank is an excellent movie and actors live their roles.

Anne Frank aspired to become a journalist, writing in her diary on Wednesday, 5 April 1944:

I finally realized that I must do my schoolwork to keep from being ignorant, to get on in life, to become a journalist, because that’s what I want! I know I can write ..., but it remains to be seen whether I really have talent ... And if I don’t have the talent to write books or newspaper articles, I can always write for myself. But I want to achieve more than that. I can’t imagine living like Mother, Mrs. Van Daan and all the women who go about their work and are then forgotten. I need to have something besides a husband and children to devote myself to! ... I want to be useful or bring enjoyment to all people, even those I’ve never met. I want to go on living even after my death! And that’s why I’m so grateful to God for having given me this gift, which I can use to develop myself and to express all that’s inside me! When I write I can shake off all my cares. My sorrow disappears, my spirits are revived! But, and that’s a big question, will I ever be able to write something great, will I ever become a journalist or a writer?

Anne Frank's wishes were fulfilled....

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