The Freedom Writers Diary

The Freedom Writers Diary


Erin Gruwell

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The Freedom Writers Diary: Part VI: Diary 71 Summary & Analysis

Ms. Gruwell shares with her students a letter that Miep Gies wrote them. This student identifies with Miep because, in the same way that Miep still thinks of Anne, s/he, too, cannot stop thinking about one of her/his friends who died, and wants to write about it so that this friend’s death will not be in vain.
While death can be deeply unjust, it can also give its witnesses the strength and motivation to denounce injustice, taking on the moral responsibility to change the world so that such catastrophes never happen again.
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