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During World War II the Franks and the Van Daans were hiding in a small area of two to three rooms with a single window in the attic of an office building in Amsterdam In her diary Anne refers to it as the secret annex For two years these close quarters serve as a shelter and protection for the families against the Nazi enemy While in hiding problems and the characters true natures evolved revealing their differing personalities and value systems Anne Frank a young Jewish girl who writes a diary of her experiences during World War II tells about the major characters in the play The two characters that I chose to compare were Otto Frank Annes father and the only survivor of the group hiding and Mr Van Daan Otto Franks Jewish associate Otto Frank was probably the most generous and calm person of the family Otto Frank was a devoted father and husband while in hiding He helped the children by tutoring them and helping them with schoolwork He not only helped Margot and Anne but he offered to help Peter the Van Daans son Otto Frank was intelligent when it came to helping the kids He tried his best to make them understand He also had a very good profession which happened to be right below the annex Another important characteristic of Mr Frank was that he was modest and fair As Anne says from her diary Father is the most modest person at the table He always looks to see whether the others have been served first He needs nothing for himself the best things are for the children Hes goodness personified Otto Frank paid back the debts to Mr Van Daan He is always doing what he feels is the right thing to do always returning the favor He makes sure that the family divides everything up equally among them always referring to himself last He walks
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