Analysis

We begin our thorough analysis of Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl (1947) by looking at the structure of the work. We examine the generic plot of the 195 entries in detail before explaining the overall structure of the chronological narrative. 

Afterwards, we explore the time setting, taking into consideration the development of the worldwide conflict, as well as to the narrative time versus narrated time. We also look at the physical setting: at the beginning the Frank family`s apartment, and then the secret annex where they hide, as well as the front of the office building, which they can use in the evenings and on weekends.

Although Anne Frank wrote her diary mainly for her private use, and she did not at first think of publishing it, the recordings reveal her great writing talent. Our detailed analysis provides a clear illustration of the literary language Anne Frank uses.

Finally, we look at the narrative perspective. The first-person narrator writes intimate stories with which the reader can easily identify. Her numerous inner monologues are characterized by a strong subjectivity, which should be considered largely connected with the rapid development of the teenager in the microcosm of the secret annex.

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