Do you think Mr. Keesing was a Strict Teacher?

Que. Do you think Mr. Keesing was a strict teacher?


Que. What kind of a teacher do you think Mr. Keesing was?


Que. Do you think Mr. Keesing was a good teacher. Elaborate.

Introduction : Mr. Keesing :

Mr. Keesing was the teacher of Anne Frank. We know this through the diary of Anne Frank, which she maintains during her teenage. She has talked about her teacher Mr. Keesing in length in that diary.

In that diary she portrays Mr. Keesing as a strict teacher, who used to punish her for her talkative nature.

Now let's have a look at Mr. Keesing's nature in detail and explore was he really a strict teacher:


Mr. Keesing was the teacher of Anne Frank. He was a strict teacher, however, he was not rigidly strict. He was a typical traditional teacher who expected discipline and silence in his class while he teaches. 

Do you think Mr. Keesing was a strict teacher?
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As Anne talked very much in the class, he punished her by asking her to write an essay on the topic ‘A Chatterbox’. However, when Anne wrote a convincing essay on the topic and justified her being a chatterbox, Mr. Keesing received it with a good laugh. However, when Anne continued with her talking, he punished her again by asking her to write another essay; this time the topic was ‘An Incorrigible Chatterbox’.

Even then when she kept talking, Mr. Keesing asked her to write on the topic ‘Quack Quack Quack, said Mistress Chatterbox'. He was trying to play a joke on Anne. However, when she came up with a brilliant poem, he read this poem in the class, recognising the content in essay and her talent. Therefore, we can not label Mr. Keesing as an entirely strict teacher. He was fun-loving too and he acknowledged the talent.

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Que. Why was Mr Keesing annoyed with Anne? What did he ask her to do?


Mr. Keesing was Anne's teacher. He was annoyed with Anne as she talked very much in the class. So, he assigned her extra homework as a punishment. He asked her to write an essay on the subject, ‘A Chatterbox’. But, the imagination of Anne in this essay impressed him.

Que. What made Mr. Keesing allow Anne to talk in the class?

Anne was punished thrice for her talkative nature. But, each time she was able to justify it. On three occasions, as punishments, Anne was given topics to write essays on by Mr. Keesing. However, on each occasion she had impressed her teacher by her arguments. Finally, Mr. Keesing accepted the fact that Anne would always be of talkative nature. Hence, he allowed her to talk in class.

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