The Diary of Anne Frank could not have been written without the selfless help of Mr. Kraler and Miep, the Dutch office-workers. In extremely hard times, they provided the necessary help for the survival of the eight people hiding out in the attic of a factory. Mr. Kraler often visited the two families in hiding, and made sure that no one found out about them, while
Miep Brought them food, books and other things that they requested. They were real world heroes because few people would go through so much even for their friends.
Mr. Kraler was an old man who felt that no people should suffer like the
Jews. He took it upon himself and Miep to give the two families in hiding everything they needed for survival. He made sure that none of the workers found out about the secret annex. Right in the beginning of the story, Mr.
Kraler installed a new dead bolt in the secret door for their safety. Mr.
Kraler and Miep have been putting food stores on shelves and making sure there was enough drugs, soap and linen in store. Mr. Kraler is modest, when
Mrs. Frank says the they wouldn’t even be alive without Mr. Kraler’s help,
Mr. Kraler says “Please. Please. You make us seem very heroic. It isn’t that at all. We simply don’t like the Nazis.” Mr. Kraler did everything within his abilities to provide the Franks and the Van Daans with the best hiding place in Amsterdam.
Miep was a young woman who was engaged and also had to work everyday and yet she always found the time to visit the families, to bring them food, books, news and whatever else they might have needed or wanted. Miep was very generous but also modest. On new year’s eve she baked them a cake, even though sugar was sold on rations. Mr. Frank offered her a piece of the cake but she said “None for me, thank you.” because she knew that they hadn’t had cake in a very long time, when Mr. Frank insisted, she said “I couldn’t.”.
Miep went to a party, she made sure to remember everything to tell them the
Imaginary Journey in Dante’s Divine Comedy
Imaginary Journey in Dante’s Divine Comedy
Dante’s Divine Comedy is a moral comedy that is designed to make the readers think about their own morals. The poem could have been used almost as a guide for what and what not to do to get into Heaven for the medieval people. Dante takes the reader on a journey through the “afterlife” to imprint in the readers minds what could happen to them if they don’t follow a Godlike life and to really make the reader think about where they will go when they die and where they would like to go when they die. In the Divine Comedy, Dante uses his imagination and his knowledge of the people’s perception of the “afterlife” to create a somewhat realistic yet somewhat imaginary model of the afterlife.
In the first lines of the Divine Comedy, Dante says “In the middle of the journey of our life I came to my senses in a dark forest, for I had lost the straight path.”(Dante 1416 lines 1-3) This is the typical stereotype of today for when a person becomes “lost” or consumed in sin. The sinful life is a dark life and a sinless life is a bright, white, and pure life. Dante’s coming to his senses in a dark forest symbolizes his realizing how “lost” in sin he truly was and realizing that he needed to do something about it, meaning he needed to go through the seven sacraments so that he could become pure enough to see God in Paradise and not have to spend and eternity in Hell. Dante realized that he had strayed from the true faith without realizing it, not knowing exactly how it happened, and is trying to return. Losing the straight path symbolizes losing the holy, pure, or Godlike life. Darkness is more or less a symbol of evil and light or brightness a symbol for good.
Throughout the poem, Dante is advocating that man must consciously aim for righteousness and morality. People can often become so involved with day-to-day living that they will fall into a life consumed with sin. Man must always be aware of his need to perform righteously. The dark forest symbolizes a human life where every waking moment is not consciously devoted to morals and righteousness.
The Inferno is probably the most realistic section of the Divine Comedy because it comes closer to fitting the people’s perception of what Hell is really like then than Purgatory and Paradise do.