Anne's Hope

Anne Frank Tackk, Sarah Lamm, Period 6, 3/18/14

Anne says to Peter, “you know what I sometimes think? I think the world may be going through a phase… It’ll pass… I still believe, in spite of everything, that people are really good at heart.” (p.952) Anne has definitely been through the ringer; she has been hiding in cramped quarters for years and has been constantly living in fear for the duration of that time. Despite all that Anne has been through she still sees the good in the world and its people. Anne uses these words to encourage Peter in a time of stress and fear. In the floor below the annex, the office phone rang multiple times and this put all the annex’s inhabitants in fear of being discovered. These words show that Anne has hope for her own future and the world’s future. Anne believes in the future, although she may not be alive to see it, things will get better. She hopes that the struggles she is facing now will go away and that the world can and will go on peacefully. Anne’s words show she hopes Peter can see the light at the end of the tunnel. She wants Peter to have faith in her and in humanity, so Peter will have the courage to continue living and to be brave in the darkest times. I choose the black and white image of a boy and girl walking outside to symbolize the situation because I think the image represents the innocence and comforting meaning of the quote. Anne is telling Peter some of her deepest thoughts and this picture represents the depth and tenderness of Anne and Peter’s relationship.

Work Cited

Goodrich, Frances, Albert Hackett, and Anne frank. The Diary of Anne Frank. Prentice Hall Literature. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, 2012. 855-956. Web. 11 March 2014 <>