Anne Frank Rhetorical Analysis

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How People Choose to Handle Themselves In Times of Conflict Throughout history, many battles have been fought, many lost, and many won. But throughout these times of conflict, how do people choose to contain themselves during these times of conflict, battle, and need? Anne Frank’s journal, titled Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl, Ellie Weisel’s Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech, JT’s 10 People Who Saved Jews During World War Two, Hillary Clinton and Carl Bildt’s Wallenberg’s Life-Giving Legacy, and Stephen Moss’s ‘British Schindler’ Nicholas Winton: I wasn’t heroic. I was never in danger are all great sources and examples of why people best respond to conflict by responding with an honest attitude, attempting to become comfortable in their …show more content…
In Anne Frank’s diary, she says, “Thanks to Father … I was able to plaster the wall with pictures. It looks much more cheerful (Frank 374).” Anne Frank managed to live virtually through the Holocaust, and her sanity happened to be spared. She also never gave up throughout her journal entries. Putting her favorite pictures up on the wall were definitely a factor of that, as it can provide moral and make the place she would reside in seemingly a little more ordinary, despite the fact that it was anything but. This aided her in becoming comfortable, a large advantage. JT said that “[Raoul] Wallenberg started sleeping in a different house each night, to avoid being captured or killed by Arrow Cross Party members or by Adolf Eichmann (10 People).” This doesn’t so much show how Wallenberg made himself comfortable in this frightening situation as much as show how Wallenberg was required to be comfortable to maintain such a lifestyle that could truly drive somebody insane. Going back to Anne Frank, another example of how she became comfortable is related to the clock outside her room, which chimed every half hour. This is seen when she says, “I liked [the clock’s chiming] from the start; it sounds so reassuring, especially at night (Frank, Anne Frank 374).” This goes positively her way, as it is yet another way she kept her sanity and morale throughout unfortunately the last years of her