This chapter is a part of Anne Frank’s diary. Here she tells us about the early days of her life. She says that she decided to start writing a diary because she did not have a friend. Anne was born on the 12th of June. 1929. She had a sister three years older to her. She lived in Frankfurt until she was four. Her father immigrated to Holland in 1933.
Anne Frank was sent to the Montessori school and stayed there until she was six. She started in the 1st form. When Anne was in the sixth form, her teacher was Mrs Kuperus, the headmistress. Both had a great love for each other.
Anne had no one in whom she could confide the feelings of her heart. So she decided to make her diary to her friend. She called it ‘Kitty’. On Saturday 20th June 1942, Anne Frank made her first entry in her diary. It was in the form of a letter and was addressed to her diary ‘Kitty’. Anne describes her experiences with her Mathematics teacher, Mr Keesing.
Anne writes that one day, Mr Keesing punished her for talking in class. He gave her extra homework. He asked her to write an essay on ‘A Chatterbox.’ Anne wrote it, but she again talked in the class. Now Mr Keesing asked her to write an essay on ‘An Incorrigible Chatterbox.’ Mr Keesing liked the essays written by Anne Frank.
- She did not have anyone else to confide in, so she used her diary as a way to express her feelings and thoughts.
- The diary became her closest companion and she wrote to Kitty as if she was writing to a friend.
- Therefore, the correct answer is option C: Her friend Kitty.
But Anne could not give up the habit of talking in class. So. as a punishment, Mr Keesing asked her to write an essay on an unusual title. “‘Quack, Quack, Quack.’ said Mistress Chatterbox.” Anne wrote this essay in the form of a poem. It was about a mother duck and the father swan. The father bit the three ducklings to death because they quacked too much. It was a satire on Mr Keesing. But he took the joke in the right way. He read the poem to Anne’s class and other classes also. He allowed Anne to talk in the class and never again gave her extra homework.
|1. What is the Diary of Anne Frank about?|
|2. How did Anne Frank's diary become famous?|
|3. What lessons can be learned from the Diary of Anne Frank?|
|4. How did Anne Frank's diary impact the world?|
|5. What is the significance of the Diary of Anne Frank today?|