The Diary of Anne Frank

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Anne's maternal grandmother died of an illness shortly before she went into hiding, and her memory both haunts and comforts Anne. As her confinement drags on, Anne has dreams of her grandmother that fill her with hope and strength. She begins to view her grandmother as a guardian angel – a symbol of hope in a time of great suffering and sadness.
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Grandma Symbol Timeline in The Diary of Anne Frank

The timeline below shows where the symbol Grandma appears in The Diary of Anne Frank. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Year 1943
Inner Self, Outer Self, and Isolation Theme Icon
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December 29th. Anne's visions continue. This time, she has visions of both her grandmother and Hanneli. "Grandma, oh my sweet Grandma. How little we understood what she suffered," she... (full context)
Year 1944
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...in which Peter places his cheek against hers. Anne also recounts dreams she's had about her grandmother (who appeared as a guardian angel) and Hanneli. (full context)
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March 3rd. While staring into a candle flame, Anne imagines that she sees her grandmother. She feels that her grandmother is watching over her. Anne admits that she might end... (full context)