Good Thoughts, Strong Minds
Anne Frank Tackk
Anne Frank seems to finally be in a state of mind. It goes to show that maybe she finally understands that she should appreciate the little things in life. Anne tells Peter, “I used to take all of this for granted… and now I’ve gone crazy about everything to do with Nature” (Goodrich page 951). Anne is realizing all the good things about her life, instead of perpetually picking at the depraved things in her life or discerning if her life is terrible or not. Anne realizes there are other people in the world travailing under the force of the Nazis and being ruthlessly being taken out of the comfort of their own homes under their will. Anne explains, “ I still believe, in spite of everything, that people are really good at heart” (Goodrich page 952). Anne has come to the comprehension that everyone is a good person deep down, no matter what he or she has done or how he or she may act. Anne may have been the type to speak up and not let anyone tell her what she can and can’t do, but she has a strong state of mind that everyone is a good person and that makes her a moral person as well.
Goodrich, Frances, Albert Hackett, and Anne Frank. The Diary of Anne Frank. Prentice Hall Literature. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, 2012. 885-956. Web. 11 March 2014.