The Freedom Writers Diary

The Freedom Writers Diary

by

Erin Gruwell

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The Freedom Writers Diary: Part VI: Diary 94 Summary & Analysis

Summary
Analysis
This student discovers that David, a friend of Jeremy Strohmeyer’s, saw what Jeremy was doing and simply walked away. S/he does not understand how David could have ignored what was going on and refused to stand up to such horrific violence. S/he condemns David for refusing to acknowledge tragedy, just like the many people who ignored the horrors happening in Nazi concentration camps.
This student is confronted with the problem of apathy and indifference to evil. S/he realizes that refusing to stand up to evil is just as harmful as committing the evil act oneself, since the combination of both attitudes is ultimately what makes it possible for the violent act to take place.
Themes
Violence, War, and Death  Theme Icon