At the conclusion of Act I, the characters have been startled by the commotion of the thief below the Secret Annex. Based on this foreshadowing, what do you think will happen next?
Describe the relationship between Anne and her mother. List five characteristics of Anne as you understand her character from the play. Discuss how the relationship of Anne and her mother makes you feel/think.
The family's have agreed to take Mr. Dussel in for a few nights while Mr. Kraler and Miep look for another place for him to hide.
Discuss what one or more of these family members must have been thinking to add one more person to their group in hiding.
In Act I, Scene 2 (p. 711), Anne feels terrified by the prospect of being in hiding for an undetermined amount of time.  Anne's father tells her, "...always remember this, Anneke. There are no walls, there are no bolts, no locks that anyone can put on your mind."
If you were a friend to Anne, what advice would you give her at this point in the play to encourage her for the future?
Read in your literature books about Air Raids (pg. 716). Then click on the highlighted words above to read more information about them. Comment on what you've learned for this topic.
We just started reading the play version of The Diary of Anne Frank. What do you think about what you know so far (about the play, specifically)?
--Mrs. Montague