WRITING in a diary is a really strange experience for someone like me. Not only because I’ve never written anything before, but also because it seems to me that later on neither I nor anyone else will be interested in the musings of a thirteen-year-old schoolgirl. Oh well, it doesn’t matter. I feel like writing, and I have an even greater need to get all kinds of things off my chest.
The lesson "From the Diary of Anne Frank" is based on the autobiography of Anne Frank, which told the story of a Jewish girl who died under Nazi rule. The facts described in this lesson is based on the experiences that Anne wrote about in her diary.
Anne begins the writing by describing how weird it was for her to write a diary. And there were two reasons for this: first, it was odd for her to write a diary since it was the first time she had done so; second, it was unusual for a thirteen-year-old girl to write a diary.
Anne thought so, as she believed no one, including herself, would be interested in learning about the experiences of a thirteen-year-old girl. Regardless, she decides to write a diary since she is unconcerned about whether or not others will be interested in reading about her past. She wanted to write for herself because she needed to relieve her thoughts of all the things that were bothering her and unburden herself.
Anne's diary writing had begun. While Anne's decision to keep a diary appears to be a habit, it also makes readers wonder what kind of challenges a thirteen-year-old girl would face that would prompt her to keep a diary on a requirement basis. In the following sessions, we'll look at the reasons for her diary writing.
Meaning of difficult words:
|To get things off my chest||To disclose with someone a thing that has been bothering you or making you feel terrible for a long time|
National Council of Educational Research and Training (2007). First Flight. From the Diary of Anne Frank - Anneliese Marie ‘Anne’ Frank (pp 48-54). Published at the Publication Division by the Secretary, National Council of Educational Research and Training, Sri Aurobindo Marg, New Delhi.