The Diary of Anne Frank - Study Guide Act 1 Scene 5 Summary & Analysis

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This scene opens with a Hanukkah celebration. They have a menorah and Shanos (?) servant candle, and all are dressed in good clothes. Mr. Frank intones the prayers of praise commemorating the fight their early Jewish brothers fought against tyranny and oppression, reminding everyone they should ever look to God, "whence cometh our help." Mrs. Frank reads the next prayer of certitude in God's protection from evil.

Mr. Dussel is not familiar with Hanukkah and likens it to the St. Nicholas celebration. Mrs. Van Daan challenges him on what kind of Jew doesn't know Hanukkah. Everyone recalls his or her favorite part of the celebration. Margot loves the 8 days of gift giving. Mrs. Frank says that is not for this year, but they are all alive and that is gift enough.

Anne brings in a satchel full of presents for everyone. They are all...

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