Start studying ANNE FRANK QUIZ. /Otto Frank -Anne feels a particular kinship to him .. Describe the relationship between Mr. and Mrs. Van Daan. They fight. Anne lives with seven other people during her time in the annex: Mrs. Frank, Mr. Frank, Margot, Mr. Van Daan, Mrs. Van Daan, Peter, and Mr. Dussel. Right from. Anne Frank, Margot Frank, Otto Frank, Edith Frank, Mr. van Daan, Mrs. van or sympathy with her mother, and the two have a very tumultuous relationship.
During her time in the annex, she suffers from boredom, despair, and the petty persecution of those around her. She also discovers a wealth of good qualities in herself. After the annex residents are discovered, she goes to the concentration camp at Belsen, in Germany, where she dies before her sixteenth birthday. Margot Frank Anne Frank's older sister. She is sixteen years old when Anne's diary begins. Quiet, studious, humble, and eager to please the adults, Margot often clashes with her sister, who is considered talkative and rebellious.
Others often hold her up as a model for Anne to emulate. It is Margot who is first called up by the Gestapo in Amsterdam. This call forces the Franks to go into hiding. She dies a few weeks before Anne in the Belsen concentration camp. Frank The mother of Anne and Margot Frank. She comes from a wealthy family and has spent most of her life in Germany.
In terms of her mothering skills, she is somewhat of a disappointment to Anne, who would prefer her to be more affectionate and accepting. A peacemaker, she is the voice of reason during adult fights in the annex. After the residents are captured and her daughters are sent to the Belsen camp, she is left to die at Auschwitz.
He comes from a wealthy family and spent most of his life in Germany. When Hitler rose to power inMr. Frank reacted by relocating his family to Amsterdam, in the Netherlands. There, he worked in the food products business. When the Nazis invaded the Netherlands, he made arrangements for his family to go into hiding in the building in which he was once employed. Jews were not allowed to work with non-Jewish Dutch after the Nazis took over the Netherlands.
He is Anne's favorite relative; she often calls him "Pim" and considers him her savior and confidant in the annex. He is the sole surviving member of his family after the war. He arranged for the publication of Anne's diary and died in the early s. Van Daan A business associate of Mr. He was formerly in the meat and sausage business. He arranges for his family to live with the Franks in the annex of their former establishment. Anne considers him to be an insufferable know-it-all, though she reserves the majority of her ire for his wife.
He is gassed at Auschwitz. The Van Daans are also German; Mrs. Van Daan's Dutch is poor. She is vain and lacking in humility. Anne finds her to be the most insufferable annex resident of them all and is particulary annoyed when Mrs.
Van Daan flirts with Mr. Peter Van Daan has trouble talking to her, this leads Anne to believe that she, like Mrs. Frank, lacks mothering skills. She dies in the camp at Belsen. Peter Van Daan The only son of Mr. He is almost sixteen when he comes to live in the annex. Shy, awkward, and introspective, he does not pique Anne's attention until they have been living in the annex for almost two years.
Then they begin a deep friendship that leads to some physical intimacy. Anne is at first head over heels in love with him, then she realizes that, although he is a nice young man, he is weak-minded and lacks character. He disappears on a forced march with the German army. Albert Dussel An elderly dentist who is invited to share the rooms in the annex with the Franks and the Van Daans.
His wife managed to escape the occupation. He stays in Anne's room and drives her crazy with his odd nocturnal habits. He can also be petty and small-minded. He dies in the Neuengamme camp, in Germany. Koophius A Dutch associate of Mr. Frank's who arranges for them to live in the annex. He provides them with food and, through enormous effort, keeps their secret for two years.
He is captured with the Franks and the Van Daans but released for medical care due to his health problems. Kraler Another Dutch associate of Mr. Frank's who arranges for the living situation in the annex. Koophius, he bears the brunt of responsibility for their secret. He, too, is arrested for his role in helping the annex residents.
He spends eight months in a forced labor camp. Miep A Dutch woman who assists the annex residents with food, clothing, books, and companionship. She cheerfully assists them with the things they need and pitches in to give them holidays.
Along with Elli, she retrieves and saves Anne's diary from the floor after the annex residents are arrested. Elli A Dutch woman who does chores and finds food and clothing for the annex residents, as well as arranging for illegal goods and coupons. She often gives Anne and Margot office work, to prevent them from being bored.
Along with Miep, she retrieves and saves Anne's diary from the floor of the annex after the residents are arrested. Lies Anne's school friend. While Anne is in the annex, she has visions of Lies suffering in a concentration camp. After Anne was sent to Belsen, she found Lies there, and the girls were happy that at least they could suffer together before they both died. They were companions, on and off, before she was forced to go into hiding. About two years after she is in hiding, she remembers him with longing and desire.
Harry Goldberg Anne's boy friend at the time she has to go into hiding. He is a member of the Zionist Youth League. June 12 to July 8, Summary: The epigraph of this book is in Anne's handwriting and claims that she hopes she will be able to confide "completely" in her diary, and that it shall be a great comfort to her. The first entry of the diary is on June 12, Anne's thirteenth birthday.
She tells the story of how she woke early and then had to contain herself until seven a. She claims that the diary, one of those presents, is "possibly the nicest of all. On Sunday she has a birthday party with her school friends.
Her mother always asks who she is going to marry, and she has managed to dissuade her from the boy she really likes, Peter Wessel. She talks about her school friends: Lies and Sanne used to be her best friends, but since she started attending the Jewish Secondary School, she has become closer to Jopie.
On Saturday, June 20, Anne divulges that she wants her diary to be a friend to her--unlike her other friends, someone she can completely confide to. Although she has a loving family and lots of friends, she feels isolated and alone sometimes, and wants her diary to be someone she can talk to openly and honestly about everything.
So she will call her diary "Kitty" and address it like a friend. She tells Kitty the history of her family: The rest of her family suffered under Hitler's pogroms in Germany; some of them managed to emigrate to other countries. AfterHitler conquered Holland and brought anti-Jewish measures there. Jews were forced to wear yellow stars as marks of identification; they had to hand in their bicycles and were not allowed to use trams or public facilities.
They were segregated into Jewish shops and Jewish schools and not allowed to visit Christian homes. As Anne says, "Our freedom was strictly limited. She went to the Montessori Kindergarten for lower school and currently, she attends the Jewish Secondary School. The next entry, also on June 20, begins with the signature greeting of "Dear Kitty.
There, they let their admirers buy them ice cream. At this point, Anne lets the diary know that she has plenty of boy friends, whom offer to escort her home from school and almost always fall in love with her. She tries to ignore them when they do. Meanwhile, Anne's whole class is waiting anxiously to hear who will be promoted to the next grade.
She personally is not worried about any subject except for math, since she has been punished for talking too much. Her teacher made her write three essays about being a "chatterbox. In the boiling heat, Anne wishes she didn't have to walk everywhere--but alas, Jews are not allowed to ride trams.
The only place they are allowed is the ferry, which the ferryman let them ride as soon as they asked. Anne expresses sympathy towards the Dutch; saying it is not their fault that the Germans treat Jews so badly. She is approached by Harry Goldberg, a sixteen-year-old boy she met at her friend Eva's house. He "can tell all kinds of amusing stories," says Anne, and soon the two are seeing each other regularly.
Although Harry has a girl friend, Fanny, a "very soft, dull creature," he is smitten with Anne. Although his grandparents, with whom he lives, think Anne is too young for him, he stops going out with Fanny and makes himself available to Anne.
When she asks how, he claims, "Love finds a way. They go out for a walk, and Harry brings Anne home ten minutes after eight o'clock. As Jews have a city-wide curfew of eight o'clock, Mr. Frank is very upset and makes Anne promise to be back in the house at ten minutes to eight from now on. Still, her family likes Harry, and Anne does as well. Anne gets her school marks back and they are good. She explains that although her parents do not pressure her for grades, she wants to be a good pupil.
The headmaster of the Jewish Secondary School accepted her and her sister Margot "conditionally" and she does not want to let him down. She mentions that her father has been home a lot lately, "as there is nothing for him to do at business. Anne is horrified and asks why must he talk like that. He replies that he and Mrs. Frank will take care of it all and there is no need for her to be upset. In the beginning part of her diary, we meet Anne before her ordeal.
The picture we get is of a typical thirteenyear-old: If she had been allowed to continue living outside and going to school, interacting with others, or if the war had not targeted Jews, she would have continued to be a charming, if faceless young girl. But as we will see, the change of location will change Anne. It is important to keep this picture of her in mind for comparative reasons with the later segments of the diary.
But even at the very beginning, Anne is a compelling narrator for the way she provides a lens on Jewish life in Hitler-occupied Amsterdam. In many ways she shows how the average human being responds to repression on a day-to-day basis. Her reactions to Hitler's anti-Jewish pogroms, for example, are enlightening.
She does not exactly accept the repression as Hitler might have liked--Anne certainly does not believe that Jews are inferior because of the restrictions they are forced to endure--but nor does she dwell on the reasons behind why Hitler might despise Jews so much.
Instead, she is matter-of-fact. Her family had to leave Germany "as we were Jewish," not because Hitler believed Jews were a subhuman race, and was explained his theory by suspect historical lessons and pseudo-science. Her father is home quite a lot, "as there is nothing for him to do at business. Frank was previously employed, but Anne chooses to leave that fact out.
Her omissions, and her brisk manner about the ways Jews are treated in Amsterdam, takes the air out of Hitler's theories.
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She simply refuses to acknowledge the reasons behind this treatment, and in this way she is able to live a semblance of a normal life. She does this by concentrating on her friends, her school life, and her family.
In many ways, Anne's reaction to the hardships of war are a great reflection of the way women and children--the traditional sufferers in war--have responded throughout the centuries. July 8 to September 29, Summary: The first line for Anne's entry of July 8 lets us know that something crucial has happened: When the doorbell rings, she barely notices it.
Her sister Margot comes to her, very excited, and says that the SS has sent up a call notice for Mr. Anne is instantly frightened--a call-up notice means "concentration camps and lonely cells.
The Van Daans will be living with the Franks in their hiding place. The two girls sit quietly, lost in thought. Margot warns her sister not to go downstairs, but Anne needs no such warning. Van Daan go downstairs and talk to Harry, then close the door and do not allow anyone else in. Van Daan send the two girls upstairs so they can talk alone. In the privacy of their bedroom, Margot tells Anne that the call-up notice was for her, not for Mr.
Anne is horrified that the SS would call a sixteen-year-old girl alone. With questions swirling in her head, she begins packing "the craziest things" into a school satchel in preparation to go into hiding. At five o'clock Mr. Frank arrives, and the speed of the preparations picks up. They leave the next morning, wearing layers and layers of clothes. Only Anne's cat is left behind. They walk to their hiding place in the rain, and Mr.
Frank explains that they were to go into hiding on July 16 anyway, but had to speed up their relocation because of the call-up. Anne describes their hiding place, the rooms on top of Mr. Frank's office building, and adds a drawing. When they arrived, Margot and Mrs. Frank were too miserable and depressed to do anything--it was up to Mr. Frank and Anne to clean up the living area and unpack all the boxes.
This they do, and Anne barely has time to think for several days. When she does she talks about the clock, which disturbs the others by striking every fifteen minutes, but comforts Anne. She is impressed with the "Secret Annex," calling it "an ideal hiding place. A month later, Anne reports that little has been going on for her to report. The Van Daans arrived on July They had planned to come one day later, but the Germans called up so many Jews between July that they decided it was wise to leave one day earlier rather than one day late.
Their son, Peter, is almost sixteen, "soft, shy, gawky," in Anne's estimation. Van Daan explains what happened to their house. The cat was taken to a neighbor, and Mr. Van Daan went to great lengths to spread false rumors about what had happened to the Franks. Not all is well and good between the Franks and the Van Daans. They quarrel over things big and small. The matriarchs of the family have differences over plates and sheets; Anne cannot get along with Mr.
Van Daan at all. Peter Van Daan had a fight with his parents when he snatched a book that he was not allowed to read "on the subject of women. Van Daan caught Peter with the book, he was sent to bed without dinner. Peter tried to threaten his parents by going in the chimney, but Mr.
Van Daan reprimanded him and eventually he went back to bed. Anne works at her French; Peter works at English. Anne hears herself being discussed by the adults and they decide that she is "not completely stupid after all," which has the effect of making her work twice as hard. Anne worries that she has very few clothes for the winter.
She also slaps the book closed when Mrs. Van Daan walks in, as there is a particularly unflattering description of her that Anne wishes to conceal. Anne is not getting along with any of her family members at the moment, except for her father. Also, She and Mrs. Van Daan do not get along. Van Daan is always saying that Anne is spoiled and tries to force her to eat more vegetables.
They also have a "jolly good row" over the matter of modesty in Anne. Anne is fed up with all the bickering and feels that she has been forced to "swallow" insults. The last entry of the month is a veritable ode to the pleasures of hot baths and modern plumbing--both of which the Franks and the Van Daans have been forced to live without in hiding. All of them have been forced to go to great lengths to bathe in privacy and, when the plumber was at work, use the toilet.
This section of the book brings the Franks to a critical juncture. It also begins developing one of the main themes of the book: Anne's growth and development under duress. As we see in the entry for July 8, Anne knows how to quickly abandon the trappings of her privileged childhood to react in a crisis situation. When Harry comes to the door, she does not go down to greet him or even protest when she cannot go down to greet him.
Her thoughts are fixed on her family's safety. She also comprehends complicated reasoning about how to evade capture--such as the fact that she should not pack clothes in her bag, because if they were stopped, the clothes would give them away.
Also in this entry, we witness Anne learning some of the hard truths of the adult world. She is horrified that the SS would call up Margot alone--she is just a sixteen-year-old girl. The fact that Hitler's army does not differentiate between men, women, and children is a frightening reality for Anne to confront. Still, Anne is a young girl, and we see the struggle between the young side of her personality and the adult side of her personality in many ways.
At first she looks on her living situation as a grand "adventure" and is delighted with the annex and all the little charms of her living space. Then, slowly, the difficult aspects of living in close quarters begin to grate on her. It is hard enough to stay on good terms with the people she is living with, much less think about the greater state of the world.
She feels outnumbered and under attack from the other people in the house. While she is surely exaggerating to some extent--it is impossible that every quarrel they have is about Anne; we see that at least some of them are about the other children as well--her sense of embattledness evokes great sympathy. She is still a young girl and it is difficult for her to fight back against the slights of adults. October 1, to November 28, Summary: Anne opens her entry for October 1 by saying that she was terrified when the doorbell rang--she thought it was the Gestapo.
It was not, but there are other fears. One of the employees, an older Jewish chemist, knows the building very well and they are always afraid that he might take a notion to look in the annexe. Anne is also frightened by the news she has heard from the outside: News of the German concentration camps filters down to them, along with other atrocious German misdeeds.
She is annoyed with Mrs.
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Van Daan for flirting with Mr. Frank, and unhappy about her relationship with her mother. She and her sister are temporarily getting along and have agreed to read each others' diaries. On the night of October 20, all the residents have a scare. A carpenter comes to fill the fire extinguishers and is hammering on the landing opposite their cupboard door entrance. They settle down and try to be quiet as soon as they hear him, but then he starts to knock on their door.
Everyone goes white as he begins pushing at the door to their secret annexe. Then they hear the voice of Mr. Koophius, one of their protectors. He asks them to let them in, and they do immediately. On Monday, Miep and her husband Henk spend the night in the annexe, which is an amusing diversion for all the residents. At the end of October, Anne is worried about her father.
He falls ill and they cannot call a doctor for him, and if he coughs he might give them away. She also notes that she is becoming more "grownup"--her mother allows her to read a book that mentions prostitution, and she learns about periods.
She longs for one, "it seems so important. Her parents took Margot's side when Margot and Anne fought over a book, and Anne writes tearfully that she feels the pain of her father's judgement all the more because her mother's love is not what Anne wishes it would be.
In addition, Anne is excited because both families have agreed to take in an eighth person. He is excited to have a hiding place, but insists on waiting to come for a couple of days until after he has settled his accounts and treated a couple of patients.
Anne is impatient and perceives him as somewhat ungrateful. He is greatly surprised to see the Franks, as he had heard that they were in Switzerland. They all laugh and tell him how they came to be in the secret annexe, then give him a grand tour. The Van Daans have written a funny list of "rules" advertising the Secret Annexe, which amuse everyone.
Dussel will share a room with Anne while Margot moves to the camp bed. Dussel is, as Anne says, "a very nice man. Anne feels "wicked sleeping in a warm bed, while my dearest friends have been knocked down Anne is upset but decides that she cannot spend all her time upset.
Meanwhile they suffer under shortages of all types--a power shortage they are not allowed to use any power for a week and a paper shortage among them. Anne finds that Dussel has his faults; she calls him "a stodgy old-fashioned disciplinarian.
Anne's statements about the Germans and the Jewish chemist at the beginning of this section expose how war can create conflicts between different parts of people's identities. Anne despises the Germans, as she rightfully should, but technically, she is a German herself. Her own mother does not speak Dutch very well because she spent most of her life in Germany.
Although Anne has lived in Holland since she was four and feels a greater connection to the Dutch, she wrestles with the fact of her German background.
She attempts to reconcile this by removing this part of her identity--by claiming that Hitler "took" her German nationality, she can detach herself from the actions the Germans are taking. The fact that all the Annexe's residents fear a Jewish chemist in the building brings up the important point of complicity among the populace.
In recent years there has been much international media attention on how nations like Poland and Switzerland were complicit in some ways with the Nazi regime. The truth is that there were people in every nation who were complicit with the Nazis, and some of them were Jewish. By this point in time--and Dussel's news confirms this fact--the Germans were rounding up Jews all over Holland.
If the Jewish chemist discovered the annexe, he may very well have turned them in to the Nazis in return for his own safety. The combination of not being able to trust her own nation and not being able to trust a man of her own religion must have been confusing and embittering for Anne. She truly belongs to no society that she can name.
And she is not alone--for an adult with a greater understanding of how the world works, the oppression and psychological torture of the war must have been even worse.
Most of Anne's diary entries are reports of the small cruelties that come with living in close quarters: These entries are vital for building rapport with Anne as she suffers through her ordeal, although they may seem repetitive imagine how repetitive it must have been to live the text! There are several themes that run through all the entries and begin gaining momentum during this time period: Anne's fear that their hiding place will be discovered, her overwhelming sense of loneliness, her concern that no one will ever understand her, and her struggle to respond constructively to news from the outside.
Locked inside the annex, unable to go outside, Anne's cocoon of childhood innocence continues in some ways. Although she is learning a bit about the harder side of living, she does not have to see the terror that is going on outside.
As such, she resolves to go about her life as cheerfully as she can, and not to focus too much on misery that she cannot change. December 7, through June 13, Summary: Nicholas Day are just one day apart, so the residents of the annex have two small celebrations. For Chanuka, they give each other a few small gifts and then, due to a shortage, light the candles for only ten minutes.
Nicholas Day is more festive; Miep and Elli conspire with Mr. Frank for the occasion. At night, all the residents go downstairs and discover a large basket covered with a mask of Black Peter and filled with presents. The residents order a lot of meat which Mr.
Van Daan makes into sausages. Dussel opens a dental "practice" in the attic--a humorous episode follows with him treating Mrs. Although Anne finds him funny at times, she is annoyed at his fussiness and his habit of "shushing" her at night.
Anne comments on the people in the neighborhood she lives in--the children, she says, are "real slum kids. Jews, Gentiles, women, men-everyone, Anne says, is miserably waiting for the end. Still, all of that seems further away than what is going on in the annex. Anne feels as though she is mistreated and misunderstood by all the people around her. She complains of being name-called and disrespected. She remarks that it took Mr. Dussel some time to get used to the quarrels of the household.
Anne's father is expecting the invasion at any moment. Churchill is recovering in England; Ghandi is fasting in India. Meanwhile, the owner of the building has sold it without telling Koophius and Kraler--when new owners come by to look at the building, Koophius has to pretend he has forgotten the key to the annexe.
This brings a new fears for the residents. There is a butter shortage, which leads to rationing at the table. At night, the residents cower from the gunfire. They cannot light candles or turn on the light. Anne creeps into her father's bed for comfort. Rats have infested the attic; one night Peter is bitten. Anne is growing--she can't find a pair of shoes to fit her for longer than a week. There is great excitement in Amsterdam when it is announced that Turkey has joined the war on England's side.
The whole annex gets a scare when they hear fumbling downstairs; they imagine it is a burglary. Fortunately, they only end up scaring each other and find little evidence of a burglar.
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Frank is distraught that he cannot take part in important business discussions downstairs; he gets Anne and Margot to help him eavesdrop. Quarrels continue among everyone, and Anne laments that they are living better than most other Jews and still cannot get along. There is a radio announcement that all Jews must be "cleaned out" of all German territories by July 1.
Students who do not declare sympathy with the Germans are not allowed to continue their studies for the year. Eighty percent refuse to sign and are at risk of being sent to a labor camp. The only bright spot is that sabotage and strikes are starting to affect the Germans in Holland. Anne's birthday comes again; the festivities are greatly subdued in comparison to last year. Nonetheless, she is happy, she is "spoiled" with sweets and her father writes her a poem in German, which Margot translates into Dutch.
Anne continues to struggle with the adult residents of the annex. Note that the Anne's responses to the arguments increasingly take on a different tone. Instead, she draws parallels between her behavior and the behavior of the adults in the annex, comes to the realization that it is unfair for her to be compared to Margot because they are very different people, and begins to learn how to bottle her rage and express anger only on the most important occasions.
These are all indicators of maturity. Anne's subtle changes also show how she is becoming her own person. The holidays provide some welcome festivity to the household. It is important that Anne's family celebrates St. Nicholas Day--traditionally a pagan, and then Christian holiday. The fact that they celebrate St.
Nicholas Day--even more than Chanukah, at least for this year--shows how assimilated the Franks are into Gentile Dutch society. While this may explain why Anne seldom identifies with other Jews beyond persecution, of courseit is this very element of her diary that troubles some Jewish critics. Green notes that "being Jewish seems to have been largely tangential to Anne's sense of self, even as the tightening noose of the Nazi occupation reminded her daily that her fate was tethered to her Jewishness" and complains that if Anne had not suffered from "[a] lack of ethnicity," her diary might not have been the overwhelming classic that it is.
Green's remarks are certainly worthy of discussion, because Anne certainly does not understand herself in terms of her ethnicity--at least, not in this diary.
Who knows what she might have come to understand had she lived? Instead, she understands herself as a young woman trapped in circumstances beyond her control, waiting impatiently for the forces that be to work things out so that she and her family may get on with the business of living.
June 15, through December 6, Summary: One of their Dutch helpers, Mr. Vossen, was supposed to have an ulcer operation, but the doctors realized that he had cancer and was too far gone for them to help. This is sad news for everyone in the annex, they will be losing a good helper and friend.
Anne is trying to be "helpful, friendly, and good" to everyone in the annex.
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She has stopped studying shorthand and worries about her near-sightedness. She and Margot do office work for Elli, one of their helpers. Anne politely asks Mr. Dussel if she can use the table in their bedroom to study two afternoons a week. Dussel refuses, claiming that his work is more important than Anne's. Seething, Anne asks her father for advice, and after he intervenes, Dussel gives in. There is a real burglary on July the thieves take cash and sugar ration coupons.
The bombing continues-Anne says that "whole streets lie in ruins. While all of this is going on, Anne describes what everyone's first wish will be once they get out of hiding. Then, she decides to tell her diary about an average day in hiding. Over a period of days she breaks down the daily routine of the annex residents: She details everyone's actions with humor, making sure to skewer the residents she does not particularly like.
Outside, the political news is good. Italy's Fascist party is banned, signaling internal discord. The country surrenders to the Allied Powers on September 8. While this is good for the long term of the war, life in Holland is still strict: Dussel endangers their lives by asking Miep to bring him a book that was banned by the Germans, and Mr. Koophius has to go to the hospital for an abdominal operation and long recovery.
Anne is taking Valerian pills for depression, the Van Daans have run out of money, and their few protectors who are not ill are overstressed.
The adults quarrel incessantly, while Anne tries to shake herself out of her depression. She has no appetite and wanders the annex aimlessly, "feeling like a songbird whose wings have been clipped and who is hurling himself Frank tries to give the girls new things to do: Anne notes that her diary entries are written in a variety of different moods; she feels dependent on the atmosphere.
Right now, she admits that she is "going through a spell of being depressed" and berates herself as being "a coward. But then she has a bad dream about her childhood friend, Lies. She imagines her "clothed in rags," and begging Anne to help her. Anne mourns that she cannot, and feels guilty for all of her blessings while others are suffering.
Dussel is acting "very put out. Meanwhile, Elli cannot come to help them for six weeks because of a diptheria outbreak in her home. Nicholas Day is certain to be less plentiful than last year--but Anne, determined to make something festive out of the occasion, begins composing poems for each person with the help of her father.
They gather everyone's shoes and put them in a large basket, then cover it with paper as a surprise. When everyone is shocked at the size of the package, Anne reads a funny poem about how times are hard but that festive "spirit" remains.
Emotionally, this is the low point for Anne during her time in the annex. She suffers from depression and is forced, by virture of her circumstances, to conceal what is going on within her from the others around her. Otto Frank once said that when Anne was alive, he had no idea who the Anne of this diary was, and that it proved that "children are strangers to their parents.
Her hard work for the St.
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Nicholas holiday is a good example. Internally, however, she is tormented by fear and frustration. Overall, life inside and out of the annex is also hard. Note that Anne's descriptions often talk about how their food supply is either small or rotten.
By the third year of the war, everyone in the fighting countries was experiencing shortages and hardships of all kinds. Hitler's "guns, not butter" campaign ensured that food and other necessities were difficult to get. And as the fighting raged, people came to realize that many of their sons--already gone for a long time--would not return. In such circumstances, internal chaos can threaten the stability of countries at war.
That was one big reason why Italy surrendered. In Holland, the strikes that Anne mentions are a sure sign that morale was low among the Dutch. In this section of her diary, Anne's writing goes beyond expressions of the mundane and the everyday to try and express some of what is going on in her mind and her soul.
She experiments with metaphors and rhetorical language, particularly relating to nature. Her description of herself as a bird beating against a cage is a classic metaphor among marginalized women. She also describes the annex as a small piece of "blue heaven" surrounded by rain clouds. But it also expresses Anne's desire for the natural world, which she has not been able to see or enjoy for over a year. December 22, through February 13, Summary: Anne gets the flu.
She tries all sorts of cures and is embarrassed when Dussel lies on her "naked chest" and listens to her heart. The household receives nice Christmas presents from their protectors, but Anne feels jealous of them because they can go outside and still enjoy many things she cannot. She feels "a great longing to have lots of fun myself for once. Anne also contemplates her father and "the love of his youth. Even though she has a rich social life, she feels misunderstood by everyone she knows.
Anne starts writing about daily events, her thoughts, school grades, boys, all that. But, within a month, her entire life changes. As Jews in German-occupied Holland, the Frank family fears for their lives. They move into a little section of Anne's father's office building that was walled off and hidden behind a swinging bookcase. For two years, the Frank family lives in this Secret Annex.
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Luckily, the Franks have tons of reading material and a radio. Anne grows in her knowledge of politics and literature, and she puts tons of energy into studying and writing. At the same time, she grows further and further away from the other members of the Annex. We see a real change in Anne when she begins hanging out in the attic with Peter van Daan. Around this time she starts having dreams about a boy she was in love with, another Peter, Peter Schiff. She sometimes even gets the two Peters confused in her head.
She comes to see Peter of the Annex as much more than she first thought. She finds him sensitive and caring, and they talk about everything, including sex.