Comparing Frankenstein And The Diary Of Anne Frank

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The play “The Diary of Anne Frank” by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett and the movie “The Diary of Anne Frank” both tell us the tale of Anne. They inform us more about World War II and the treatment of Jews. Some events or details were changed more than others, which affected the film and my understanding of it. In the movie more detail was added, and it really made the play grow and develop. A major element that stayed the same was that the Franks, the Van Pels, and Mr. Pfeffer hid up in the Annex. Because they were Jewish, they had to hide from the Germans in fear of being put into concentration camps. If the writers had changed this in the movie, the entire story would have been very different. We wouldn’t have a view on how long they…show more content…
In the play, it was a thief who found of their existence while trying to rob the building. The thief then threatened Miep and Mr. Kraler and demanded money every month to keep their secret. That decreased the money they had significantly and lessened the amount of food and supplies the Franks, the Van Pels, and Mr. Pfeffer had. They had to ration themselves even more. It makes it more difficult for them to live, and they are constantly wondering if the thief will announce about their whereabouts. In the movie, instead of a thief declaring their hiding, it was a cleaning lady who worked at the building. We are shown a scene where the cleaning lady goes into a telephone booth and calls the police. She informs them that there’s Jewish people living at the top of the building, and the followup scene shows the police searching for them. By adjusting this aspect of the film, it doesn’t make life harder for the Franks, the Van Pels, or Mr. Pfeffer. They did not have lesser amount of supplies or think that there’s more of a chance of being caught. By the cleaning lady confessing about them, their finding was more sudden and unexpected. There was no build up to it. Either way, they were caught and sent to concentration camps. By changing who revealed the people in the Annex, this changed my understanding of the story. While reading the play, I thought that a thief had found them. Once I saw the movie, I saw that the cleaning lady told the police on them. This confused me. It doesn’t make it clear on who actually caught

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