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Anne Frank And The Diary Of A Young Girl And The Way She Reacts And Describes The Other People In Her Book

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Anne Frank and Her Relationship with the Other Members of the Annexe.By Alex AthaasIn Anne Frank: Diary Of A Young Girl the characters are only family friends and the Van Daans'. The only problem in the book is these characters were real and we only have a one sided view of what the characters were like but this essay will explain to you what Anne thought of them as she wrote the diary.Anne Frank's older sister Margot, is sixteen years old when Anne gets her diary. Margot always quiet and eager to please adults, often fights with Anne. The parents tell Anne that Margot is a model for her. It is Margot who is first called up by the Gestapo to go into work camp. This call makes Franks to go ...view middle of the document...

The Van Daans, the other inhabitants of the Annexe, did not seem to be on Anne's good side. Mr. Van Daan a business associate of Mr. Frank's, formerly in the meat and sausage business, arranged for his family to live with the Franks in the Annexe of Mr. Franks former work place. This family is the source Anne upset, Anne cannot relate to the Van Daans and thinks they are all annoying until she gets to know the quiet Peter. Anne considers him (Mr. Van Daan) to be a 'know it all' and doesn't like him. Mrs. Van Daan, in Anne's eyes, is a complete ditz and a floozy she does not like the fact that when they entered the Annexe that she did absolutely nothing to help unpack and that she was 'hitting' on 'Pim'. She turns out to be the most annoying member of the Annexe. Peter Van Daan is almost sixteen when he comes to live in the Annexe. Shy, awkward, he does not get 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 lacks character. He is the quiet shy type as Anne gets to bring him out of his shell he becomes more talkative and socially a...

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