Outline Mia Long

Anne Frank wrote her diary because it was her dream to become a famous writer and become a journalist.

Format for Outline

I. Introduction

A. Background (give us some interesting background information about your topic)

  1. Interesting bit #1: What made me want to read the book was in Language Arts in 8th grade, we went to a play in Minneapolis about Anne Frank, and it was the best play I've ever seen. It got very interesting to me and that's all I wanted to learn about. So we read the book, we really didn't have much time in school left only a couple days so we stopped somewhere in the 200's, and I haven't read the rest since. I've looked up videos and documentaries about the Holocaust, I'm very interested in it.
  2. Interesting bit #2: Anne Frank was only 15 when she died. What caught my attention was when she died of typhus, that was also kind of interesting. Like how did she get typhus? How long did she last with the disease until she died? that kind of stuff.
  3. Interesting bit #3: What also caught my attention was when i went to go and watch the play, most interesting part was when Mr. Vaan Daan was stealing food from the cupboards, I thought I was seeing stuff, until the lights turned on, and I heard a loud bang, like a door getting slammed slut and hearing someone say, "MR. VAAN DAAN!!". I jumped when that part happened. Just like Anne Frank said in her book, she saw Mr. Vaan Daan stealing food.

B. Thesis Statement: Anne Frank wrote her diary because it was her dream to become a famous writer and become a journalist.

II. First subtopic: Her life.

A. First Point: Early Life

  1. supporting evidence #1: Annelies Marie Frank was born in Frankfurt, Germany. Her parents are Otto Frank and Edith Frank, and had a sister named Margot Frank. (Anne Frank)
  2. supporting evidence #2: Anne always wanted to become a writer or a journalist. She was going to publish a book after the war. (Anne Frank)

B. Second Point: Holocaust Life

  1. supporting evidence #1: She lived with four other people. Loyal office workers and friends in the business let them live in the attic, also known as the Secret Annexe. The workers and friends were under where they were living for two years. (Anne Frank)
  2. supporting evidence #2: Those two years they lived in the Secret Annexe, they had to stay very very quiet most of the time, because the Nazi would come out and be roaming the streets. (Anne Frank The Diary of a Young Girl)

II. Second subtopic: Living in the Secret Annexe

A. First Point: First moved in.

  1. supporting evidence #1: When they first got to the Secret Annexe, they had to dress with a bunch of clothes on them. They couldn't be walking around town with suit cases without the Nazi Police knowing who they were and what they were doing. (The Diary of Anne Frank)
  2. supporting evidence#2: They had to stay very quiet, so the Nazi's wouldn't take them. They had Miep get them food, they had books, notebooks, a radio, plants. Almost everything a normal house would have. They had beds, a couch, table, bathroom. Everything basically. They could only use the bathroom at certain times. Even when you didnt have to go, go still had to use the bathroom, because when it flushed, it was LOUD. (Anne Frank The Diary of a Young Girl)

B. Second Point: Got caught and sent out to camps.

  1. supporting evidence #1: Miep was the first one to be found in the Secret Annexe, one of the officers told her "Just sit there quietly and dont go away" (Anne Frank Reflections on her Life and Legacy)
  2. supporting evidence #2: They all got sent to different camps. Anne and Margot however got put into the same camp. Their names were on the list for the last train to Auschwits, where they got sent to a camp called Bergen-Belsen. A concentration camp in Germany. (Anne Frank The Diary of A Young Girl)

IV. Third subtopic: Her Death

A. First point: Arrival.

  1. supporting evidence #1: At the concentration camp, there was many diseases. The biggest was Typhus. They had a sign that said "dust spreads, typhus disease. 5 mph".(Documentary about concentration camps)
  2. supporting evidence #2: There was no gas chambers in that concentration camp. There were barely any showers there and barely got any food. (Anne Frank Reflections on her Life and Legacy)

B. Second Point: Death

  1. supporting evidence #1: Anne Frank died of typhus. Typhus is a disease that makes you have the chills, a fever, and sometimes a rash or sores in your skin. She was 15 when she died.(Anne Frank)
  2. supporting evidence #2: Anne died in the year of 1945 in March, weeks before they Holocaust ended. Otto was the only one who survived, Miep gave him Anne's papers and her diary. years later the diary became the bestseller. (Anne Frank)

V. Conclusion: A restatement of the main points of your paper:

A. 1st Point: Her Life.

B. 2nd Point: Living in the Secret Annexe.

C. 3rd point: Her Death.

D. Interesting Ending: Anne Frank's Legacy.

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