If I was Mr. Frank I would not have returned to to the hiding place where he and his family spent 25 months. I would not go back because the memories of the building would be too sad and overwhelming. In Scene one, Mr. Frank has a hard time controlling himself because he remembers all the horrible things that happened during the war. In the text when Mr. Frank visits the hiding place and finds a glove it says, “He holds it in his hand and suddenly all of his self-control is gone. he breaks down, crying.” It would have been too hard for me to visit, remembering all the horrible things the Nazis did during the war, and having to sit quiet for 10 hours every day.
-After The War
If someone like Mr. Frank asked me to protect them and keep their secret that they were hiding, I would do it. I would know the risks involved in taking in these families and these responsibilities. I would be extremely careful with the confidentiality of these families and the fact that they are in hiding. I would know that if I was caught, I would share the same fate as the people I was hiding. I would still hide the people because I would know I would be helping them, even if we got caught, I would’ve helped them for a short period of time.
-The Franks Go into Hiding
If I was in hiding with the Franks and the Van Daans, The person I would find it easiest to get along with is Mr. Frank. Mr. Frank always seems to be calm and have a handle on the situation. He seems to understand what everyone is thinking and feeling. Whenever someone gets nervous he seems to calm them down. In this scene, when Anne starts to get anxious, Mr. Frank reminds her of what good times Anne used to have with her friends. This seems to calm Anne down a little. That is why I think I would get along the easiest with Mr. Frank.
-The Franks Have Been in Hiding for about a Month
In this scene Anne gets mad at the adults because she isn’t happy and the adults seem to blame the war on the kids. She goes from a happy mood, and cheerful all of the time, to mad and angry at the adults.When she gets mad at the adults, she leaves. Then, Peter comes in and she opens up to him, saying that it is nice having someone to talk to. She always seems to be cheerful and happy, but for this one day, she is depressed. She says "What’s the good of thinking misery when you’re already miserable?” This surprises everyone, and then Anne goes to her room.
-They Have Been Hiding for Over a Year
- Food is Becoming Scarce
What I think Mr. Frank means by saying that they are destroying themselves is that they are getting tired of everyone and starting arguments and not getting along. I do not think they are destroying themselves, just getting tired of eachother. In the play after Mrs. Frank tells Mr. Van Daan to leave. Mr. Frank says “You’re speaking in anger, You cannot mean what you are saying.” This shows that Mrs. Frank was just mad at Mr. Van Daan, they are not actually bringing on their own destruction.
- The Phone in the Office is Ringing on the Weekend
I think Mr. Frank made the right decision to not answer the phone. I think that if he answered the phone it would have just proven to the Green Police that they were hiding in the warehouse. I don’t think Miep would have called the phone, because if she did it would put them at risk of being discovered, when she could go to the warehouse herself. In the play Dussel says “It’s Friday, the fourth of August. Friday, and not a man at work.”, this shows that the Green Police wanted to see if there were Jews hiding in the warehouse, so they made everyone not go to work and called the phone, that would not usually ring if there was no one working at the office. I think it was the right decision to not pick up the phone, but obviously the Green Police still had enough evidence that there were Jews hiding there because they broke in and took all of them.