Diary of a Young Girl
Study Questions & Essay Topics
1. What role does the diary play in Anne’s life?
2. How does Anne feel about the laws that restrict the Jews’ freedom?
3. Does Anne consider her family lucky or unfortunate to be living in the annex?
Suggested Essay Topics
1. Why do you think Hanneli appears in Anne’s dreams?
2. Is Anne in love with Peter? Why does she feel she can confide in him?
3. How is Anne affected by the various break-ins? How is her response connected to her general mood while in hiding?
4. Do you feel that Anne believes she is going to survive the war? Why or why not?
5. How does Anne mature and develop through the course of her diary?