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Diary of Anne Frank Discussion Question #7

Are the van Daans and Mr. Dussel part of Anne’s family? Are Bep, Miep, Mr. Kleiman, and Mr. Kugler part of Anne’s family?  Why or why not?

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29 thoughts on “Diary of Anne Frank Discussion Question #7

  1. Cassie Carlile on said:

    The Van Daans and Mr. Dussel are not literally apart of the Frank family, and neither is Bep, Miep, Mr, Kleiman, and Mr. Kugler. In the story, the Van Daans and Mr. Dussel hide in the Secret Annex with the Frank family. The Franks are very close with the Van Daans, and Miep. However, they are not that close to especially Mr. Dussel since he is a bit of a ‘humbug’.

  2. The VanDaans’, Mr. Dussel, Bep, Miep, Mr. Kleiman, and Mr. Kugler are not really related to the Franks’, by blood.. Meip is like a sister to Mr. Frank, because they have known each other for a while and have work together for a while. The VanDaans’ don’t really have a background with the Franks’ other than helping Mr. Frank and also they are kind of rude to him, so they aren’t really even like “family.” Mr. Dussel and the Franks’ just met, so there isn’t really any “family like” things there.

  3. No, they are not all realated to the Frank’s. They all live in the annex together but that doesn’t mean that they are family. Sometimes they fight,get along and act like family, but that is only because they in a tight space together with little of anything to do so all they have is each other. All I know is that i would hate to live in a tight space with 8 people that I would barely.

  4. Hannah Bettag on said:

    They all live in the secret Annex together. They are not technically related. Although,I think after living with them for two years they can consider each other family. They act like they are to. They have their ups, and downs just like any other family does.

  5. Delanie Burgess on said:

    The Van Daan’s and Mr. Dussel are considered part of the Frank family, but Bep, Meip, Mr. Kleiman, and Mr. Kugler aren’t. I say that the Van Daan’s and Mr. Dussel are because they have been living in the Secret Annex together for two years. They have their fights, selfishness, and joy just like a normal family does. Some, but very few days, they are all happy and not arguing, like an average family. They also argue a lot like when a family is trapped inside their house together for a few days because of a blizzard. Bep, Meip, Mr. Kleiman, and Mr. Kugler aren’t part of the Frank family because they haven’t been there. Unlike the Van Daan’s and Mr. Dussel, they haven’t been together to experience much. They see each other a lot and have known each other, but still not apart of the family. I believe that the Van Daan’s and Mr. Dussel are apart of the family, and Bep, Meip, Mr. Kleiman, and Mr. Kugler aren’t.

  6. The Van Daan’s, Mr. Dussel, Bep, Miep, Mr. Kleiman, and Mr. Kugler are not really blood related to Anne Frank and her family because they are friends, dentist, and Mr. Franks business workers. I know this because at the beginning of the play it tells what each person is. In the story it says that they live with the Frank’s though so they are kind of like a family. This is how I think they aren’t blood related but they live with each other so they are a family at the same time.

  7. Taylor Christie on said:

    The Vann Dann’s, Miep, Mr. Dussel, Mr. Kleiman, Bep, and Mr. Kugler are not “blood related” to the Frank family, but they consider them to be like family. The Vann Daan’s are living in the secret annex with the Frank’s and they share there life with each other, and go through everything with one another. Miep is considered family too because she has known Mr. Frank for a while. Anne, Magot, and Mrs. Frank love her, and they treat her like a big sister. She is always helping them out. As for Mr. Dussel he can sometimes get on peoples nervers, but the Frank’s have took him in to live with them, and they would not have done that if they diden’t consider him as a family member. Mr. Kugler and Bep are also considered family because they are helping Miep protect the family’s in the annex from harm. They all seem to be helping each other, and that is something you rely on from your family. They are all protecting one another from the dangers going on around them, and that is something pricless.

  8. Cage Street on said:

    The Van Daans and Dussell are not part of Anne’s family. The Van Daans are friends of Mr. Frank who helped them when he moved to Amsterdam. Dussell is not either because Mr. Kraler said he was a dentist who needed a place to hide. This shows that they are not part of Anne’s family. Bep,Miep,Mr.Kleiman, and Mr.Kugler are not either. Meip is one of Mr.Franks workers who he trusts and considers a friend. Almost all of the others are workers also. This shows that none of them are realated to the Franks.

  9. Victoria Terry on said:

    The Van Daans and Dussel are not technically part of Anne’s family, but after spending so much time with them, trapped in one little room, they have become to know each other very well. They have spent many months together, going through good times and bad, arguing or laughing, just as any family would, and I believe this has brought them very close. Bep, Meip, Mr. Kleiman, and Mr. Kugler are not a part of Anne’ family either, by blood relation, but I believe that they all think of each other as a family. Because, it was a very nice and family like of them to protect Anne, her family, and the other members of the Annex during the war, instead of turning them in. They agreed to hide them, and bring them everything they needed, and take care of them for as long as they could, which unfortunately was not as long as they had hoped. But it was still a family like gesture, and I believe that at heart they all felt as close as a family.

  10. Josie Ault on said:

    I believe that the Van Daans, Mr. Dussel , Bep, Miep, Mr. Kleiman, and Mr. Kugler are all a part of the Frank family, they have all become extremely close living, depending, and learning everything about each other. It is very hard to not become a family when all these factors come together. All of these people put their lives on the line for each other, some families today don’t even do that , and to see that strangers did for each other, shows how much love and compassion they have for each other as a family. They may fight, but what family doesn’t? Although not blood related, they have joined a family bond for each other that can not even be broken by death. We can see how family-like they are when Anne gets gifts for everyone, showing how much she cares about them. In conclusion, the Franks, the Van Daans, Mr. Dussel, Bep, Miep, Mr. Kleimen ,and Mr. Kugler are all a family who love and care for each other.

  11. Rachael Keneipp on said:

    Technically speaking, the Van Daans, Mr. Dussel, Bep, Miep, Mr. Kleinman, and Mr. Kugler are not blood related to Anne or any of the other Franks. Despite that fact, I believe that Anne was very close to the Van Daans, for the most part. She might have gotten fed up with them more than once, but everybody gets irritated every once and a while. Although, I do not think that she was that close to Mr. Dussel. When it comes to the people that helped hide the Franks, Bep, Miep, Mr. Kleinman, and Mr. Kugler, Anne probably thought of them as friends. These were the people that she often looked forward to seeing and she was fond of them. “Friends are the family you get to choose,” so, if I were Anne, I would have thought of everybody, with the exception of Mr. Dussel, as family.

  12. Kade Fleming on said:

    The Franks, Van Daans, Dussel, Bep, Miep, Mr. Kleiman, and Mr. Kugler are not “technically” blood related, but they are really close friends. I consider them a family because they have done so much to help each other through the whole process of hiding from the Nazi’s. Even though they fight, argue, and love each other, they are still true friends. They are one big family who cares about each other.

  13. Ira Stasi on said:

    I would definitely consider the Van Daans and Dussel a part of Anne’s family. The text states that she spent 24 hours every day in the same attic with them, for over 2 years! That alone could bring you closer together. I also think that they are family because they had to learn to be nice and tolerate each other, whether they wanted to or not. I would also consider Mr. Kraler, Meip, and Bep a part of Anne’s family for the sole reason that they risked there lives to try and save the life of others.

  14. Mattie Toone on said:

    The Van Daans and Mr. Dussel are not blood related parts of the Frank family, nor Bep, Miep, Mr, Kleiman, and Mr. Kugler. In the novel, the Van Daans and Mr. Dussel just stay hidden with the secret annex with the Frank family. The Franks are quite close with the Van Daans and Miep. Although, they are not nearly as close to Mr. Dussel because he was placed into their lives and he can be grumpy.

  15. Jessi Peistrup on said:

    The Van Daans, Mr. Dussel, Bep, Meip, Mr. Kleinman, and Mr. Kluger are not literally part of Anne’s family. Although, I still think they have a family bond that can never be broken. I think the Van Daans and Mr. Dussel are part of the family because in the text it says they spent two whole years together. The amount of time they spent together, and the experiences they had together brought them very close. They also argue like a family does. I also think that Bep, Miep, Mr. Kleinman, and Mr. Kluger are part of the family since they risked their lives for them. This shows that the Franks, Van Daans, Mr. Dussel, Bep, Meip, Mr. Kleinman, and Mr Kluger are all a big family.

  16. Madison Meese on said:

    Tha Van Daans, Mr. Dussel, Bep, Meikp, Mr. Kleiman, and Mr. Kugler are not part of Anne’s family, but I think they are like family to them. The Van Daans have been in hiding since day one with the Franks. They have fought, laughed, cried, and shared all their moments together just like a true family. Also, Meip has been their provider for their food and their protection. Even thought she is not related to the Frank’s either, I think she was just as important to them as a family member.

  17. chad elmore on said:

    The Van Daans, Mr. Dussel, Bep, Meip, Mr. Kleinman, and Mr. Kluger are not really part of Anne’s family. In the story is says that they are not family they just stay with the Frank’s because they are family friends. Although they are not blood related they are at heart because they have to cope with every problem together.

  18. Eric Brinker on said:

    The People that were mentioned in the question is not part of Anne family, the story makes it act like they are. They are not related by blood but they are all living in the same place and they probably all feel like they are a family by now.

  19. Addison Horne on said:

    The Van Daans, Mr. Dussel, Bep, Meikp, Mr. Kleiman, and Mr. Kugler are not part of Anne’s family, because they are not blood related. She finds them like family because they do so many good things for her.

  20. Eli Reeves on said:

    Meip, Mr. Krugler, Mr. Klieman, and Bep are not related by blood, they are just very close because they have been smuggled in an annex for 2 years now. The author says that they have mingled for a long time, and they are very close. They probably could be in their family because they have lived with them for a very long time.

  21. Danielle Hoover on said:

    They are not part of Anne’s family. With the thought of how much Dussel and Anne fight, and how they want to kill each other, there is no way they are family. Meip could be considered unrelated family. She is like family to Mr. Frank, because she is the only one he has left. This shows that your family does not need to be related by blood.

  22. Jonathan Woodward on said:

    The Van Daans and Dussel are not part of Anne’s family. The Van Daans get to live in the Annex because they helped out Mr. Frank, so he is repaying them for their help. Dussel is also not part of the family. Mr. Kruler came to the Franks and asked them to let him stay just for a few days. Mr. Frank has such a big heart that he allowed it because he thought it was just gonna be for a short time. In the end Dussel stays the whole time until they are found by soldiers. The Van Daans and Dussel are not part of Anne’s family.

  23. calvin on said:

    In a way yes, because they owe Meip and Mr. Kraler a debt, And the Van Daans, in a way as well. The reason of sitting in a room locked together to protect each other is to bring them together.

  24. Reid McIntire on said:

    I think that all of those people are in a way part of Anne’s family. In the text it states that she cares about all of them a lot. The text also states that Anne relies on people, such as Miep, to survive. This proves that all of those people are a part of Anne’s family.

  25. Alexis barnett on said:

    I think that the Van Daans wouldn’t be considered family. They are so mean an ungreatful to the franks that it would be hard to think that they are like family. Their relationship is horrible, almost sickening. Neil and Mr. Krawler are like family to them though. They risked their lives to help them live. They were very nice to them, and never complained about helping them out. I really do believe that Meip and Mr. Krawler are like family to them.

  26. Sydney Rexing on said:

    The Van Daans and Mr. Dussel are not literally part of Anne’s family. Neither are Bep, Miep, and Mr. Kugler part of Anne’s family by blood. That doesn’t mean they don’t treat each other like family though. According to the passage, it says that the Frank’s, Van Daans, and Mr. Dussel spent 24 hours a day, 7 days a week together for over 2 years. The author also states that Miep is like a sister to Mr. Frank and she acts so nice to everybody, like a family would do. This shows that the Van Daans, Mr. Dussel, Bep, Miep, and Mr. Kugler are not blood related, but they very much so treat each other like family.

  27. Aryanna Fellows on said:

    The Van Daans and Mr. Dussel are not actually related to the Franks. As well as Bep, Miep, Mr. Kleiman and Mr. Kugler. Although the Van Daans and the Franks are not blood related, they are like family. Mr. Dussel is not like family because he likes to keep to himself and comes off as a grumpy old man. As for the rest of them, they are Mr. Frank’s business workers.

  28. Cole Elliott on said:

    The Franks, Van Daans, Dussel, Bep, Miep, Mr. Kleiman, and Mr. Kugler are not blood related, but they are friends. Although the Van Daans and the Franks are not technically related they still work like a family in the small Secret Annex. Mr. Dussel is just a grumpy old man that lives with them. They are not family blood related, but work as a family.

  29. cole T on said:

    In my opion i would have to say no because they fight way to much and they can all never get along the only reason their living up the in th annex with the franks is because when mr frank came to Germany the Vaan Daans helped Mr frank around and learn to speak in german.

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