The Diary of Anne Frank

Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank, Margot's younger sister, and (eventually, and for a time) Peter van Daan's girlfriend. Born in Germany, Anne immigrated to Holland with her family at the age of four. She begins writing her diary on her 13th birthday, and continues writing it for the next two years. Outwardly, Anne is spunky, flirty, and witty. Inside, however, Anne feels that she harbors a "second Anne" – one that's more quiet and serious than her chatty exterior might lead others to believe. Anne has dreams of becoming a journalist once the war is over, and she hopes to publish her diary as a book.

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Year 1942 Quotes

Writing in a diary is a really strange experience for someone like me. Not only because I've never written anything before, but also because it seems to me that later on neither I nor anyone else will be interested in the musings of a thirteen-year-old schoolgirl. Oh well, it doesn't matter. I feel like writing, and I have an even greater need to get all kinds of things off my chest.

Related Characters: Anne Frank (speaker)
Page Number: 6
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…on the surface, I seem to have everything, except my one true friend.

Related Characters: Anne Frank (speaker)
Page Number: 6
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Not being able to go outside upsets me more than I can say, and I'm terrified our hiding place will be discovered and that we'll be shot. That, of course, is a fairly dismal prospect.

Related Characters: Anne Frank (speaker)
Page Number: 28
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I don't fit in with them, and I've felt that clearly in the last few weeks. They're so sentimental together, but I'd rather be sentimental on my own. They're always saying how nice it is with the four of us, and that we get along so well, without giving a moment's thought to the fact that I don't feel that way.

Related Characters: Anne Frank (speaker), Kitty, Otto Frank ("Pim"), Edith Frank
Page Number: 29
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I think it's odd that grown-ups quarrel so easily and so often and about such petty matters. Up till now I always thought bickering was just something children did and that they outgrew it.

Related Characters: Anne Frank (speaker), Otto Frank ("Pim"), Edith Frank, Hermaan van Daan, Petronella van Daan
Page Number: 44
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Fine specimens of humanity, those Germans, and to think I'm actually one of them! No, that's not true, Hitler took away our nationality long ago. And besides, there are no greater enemies on earth than the Germans and the Jews.

Related Characters: Anne Frank (speaker)
Page Number: 55
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Now that I'm rereading my diary after a year and a half, I'm surprised at my childish innocence. Deep down I know I could never be that innocent again, however much I'd like to be.

Related Characters: Anne Frank (speaker)
Page Number: 60
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Oh, I'm becoming so sensible! We've got to be reasonable about everything we do here….I'm afraid my common sense, which was in short supply to begin with, will be used up too quickly and I won't have any left by the time the war is over.

Related Characters: Anne Frank (speaker)
Page Number: 79
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Year 1943 Quotes

Sometimes I think God is trying to test me, both now and in the future. I'll have to become a good person on my own, without anyone to serve as a model or advise me, but it'll make me stronger in the end.

Related Characters: Anne Frank (speaker)
Page Number: 142
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I could spend hours telling you about the suffering the war has brought, but I'd only make myself more miserable. All we can do is wait, as calmly as possible, for it to end. Jews and Christians alike are waiting, the whole world is waiting, and many are waiting for death.

Related Characters: Anne Frank (speaker)
Page Number: 80
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My mind boggles at the profanity this honorable house has had to endure in the past month…To tell you the truth, I sometimes forget who we're at odds with and who we're not.

Related Characters: Anne Frank (speaker)
Page Number: 137
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I simply can't imagine the world will ever be normal again for us. I do talk about "after the war," but it's as if I were talking about a castle in the air, something that can never come true.

Related Characters: Anne Frank (speaker)
Page Number: 145
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I see the eight of us in the Annex as if we were a patch of blue sky surrounded by menacing black clouds. The perfectly round spot on which we're standing is still safe, but the clouds are moving in on us, and the ring between us and the approaching danger is being pulled tighter and tighter. We're surrounded by darkness and danger, and in our desperate search for a way out we keep bumping into each other. We look at the fighting down below and the peace and beauty up above. In the meantime, we've been cut off by the dark mass of clouds, so that we can go neither up nor down. It looms before us like an impenetrable wall, trying to crush us, but not yet able to. I can only cry out and implore, "Oh ring, ring, open wide and let us out!"

Related Characters: Anne Frank (speaker)
Page Number: 145
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I sometimes wonder if anyone…will ever overlook my ingratitude and not worry about whether or not I'm Jewish and merely see me as a teenager badly in need of some good plain fun.

Related Characters: Anne Frank (speaker)
Page Number: 154
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Year 1944 Quotes

The period of tearfully passing judgment on Mother is over. I've grown wiser and Mother's nerves are a bit steadier. Most of the time I manage to hold my tongue when I'm annoyed, and she does too; so on the surface, we seem to be getting along better. But there's one thing I can't do, and that's to love Mother with the devotion of a child.

Related Characters: Anne Frank (speaker), Edith Frank
Page Number: 159
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Which of the people here would suspect that so much is going on in the mind of a teenage girl?

Related Characters: Anne Frank (speaker)
Page Number: 169
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I think spring is inside me. I feel spring awakening, I feel it in my entire body and soul. I have to force myself to act normally. I'm in a state of utter confusion, don't know what to read, what to write, what to do. I only know I'm longing for something…

Related Characters: Anne Frank (speaker)
Related Symbols: Hanneli Goslar
Page Number: 187
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The best remedy for those who are frightened, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere they can be alone, alone with the sky, nature and God. For then and only then can you feel that everything is as it should be and that God wants people to be happy amid nature's beauty and simplicity.

Related Characters: Anne Frank (speaker)
Page Number: 197
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Riches, prestige, everything can be lost. But the happiness in your own heart can only be dimmed; it will always be there, as long as you live, to make you happy again.

Related Characters: Anne Frank (speaker)
Page Number: 198
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Every day I feel myself maturing, I feel liberation drawing near, I feel the beauty of nature and the goodness of the people around me. Every day I think what a fascinating and amusing adventure this is! With all that, why should I despair?

Related Characters: Anne Frank (speaker)
Page Number: 282
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The world's been turned upside down. The most decent people are being sent to concentration camps, prisons and lonely cells, while the lowest of the low rule over young and old, rich and poor. One gets caught for black marketeering, another for hiding Jews or other unfortunate souls. Unless you're a Nazi, you don't know what's going to happen to you from one day to the next.

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Page Number: 305
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I'm becoming more and more independent of my parents. Young as I am, I face life with more courage and have a better and truer sense of justice than Mother. I know what I want, I have a goal, I have opinions, a religion and love. If only I can be myself, I'll be satisfied. I know that I'm a woman with inner strength and a great deal of courage!

Related Characters: Anne Frank (speaker), Otto Frank ("Pim"), Edith Frank
Page Number: 263
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How noble and good everyone could be if, at the end of each day, they were to review their own behavior and weigh up the rights and wrongs. They would automatically try to do better at the start of each new day and, after a while, would certainly accomplish a great deal. Everyone is welcome to this prescription; it costs nothing and is definitely useful. Those who don't know will have to find out by experience that "a quiet conscience gives you strength!"

Related Characters: Anne Frank (speaker)
Page Number: 326
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It's utterly impossible for me to build my life on a foundation of chaos, suffering, and death. I see the world being slowly transformed into a wilderness, I hear the approaching thunder that, one day, will destroy us too, I feel the suffering of millions. And yet, when I look up at the sky, I somehow feel that everything will change for the better, that this cruelty too shall end, that peace and tranquility will return once more. In the meantime, I must hold onto my ideals. Perhaps the day will come when I'll be able to realize them!

Related Characters: Anne Frank (speaker)
Page Number: 333
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So the nice Anne is never seen in company. She's never made a single appearance, though she almost always takes the stage when I'm alone. I know exactly how I'd like to be, how I am…on the inside. But unfortunately I'm only like that with myself. And perhaps that's why – no, I'm sure it's the reason why – I think of myself as happy on the inside and other people think I'm happy on the outside. I'm guided by the pure Anne within, but on the outside I'm nothing but a frolicsome little goat tugging at its tether.

Related Characters: Anne Frank (speaker)
Page Number: 336
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Year 1942
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The journal opens with a brief preface on June 12th – Anne Frank's 13th birthday. "I hope I will be able to confide everything to you, as... (full context)
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Anne's journal officially begins on Sunday, June 14 – two days after her birthday. She writes... (full context)
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Anne goes on to describe her classmates at the Jewish Lyceum. She notes that Jacqueline "is... (full context)
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One week after her birthday, Anne returns to the idea that she feels friendless. "No," she writes, "on the surface I... (full context)
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The following day, Anne writes more about her school. Students in her class are terribly frightened because it will... (full context)
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On June 24th, Anne complains of the sweltering heat, noting that she's forced to walk given that Jews are... (full context)
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On July 1st, Anne writes that she's spent quite a bit of time with Hello. Hello reveals that his... (full context)
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July 5th. Anne receives her report card – she's gotten average grades. Although Anne's parents are satisfied, Anne... (full context)
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July 8th. Anne's life has been turned upside down. Shortly after she finished her last entry, the Franks... (full context)
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July 9th. Anne continues her story of the family's escape. The scene opens with the Frank family walking... (full context)
July 10th. Anne continues her story. With the help of Miep, the Franks move into the Annex. The... (full context)
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July 11th. Anne observes that, to her, life in the Annex feels like a "vacation in some strange"... (full context)
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July 12th. Anne complains that her mother picks on her and favors Margot. For instance, Mrs. Frank doesn't... (full context)
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August 21st. A bookcase is built in front of the door to the Annex. Life in the Annex is otherwise dull, though tensions are rising among its inhabitants. Anne... (full context)
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September 21st. A lamp has been mounted over Anne's bed, so she can switch it on when she hears gunfire. Mr. van Daan and... (full context)
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September 25th. The van Daans playfully ask Anne if she'll ever "love Peter like a brother," and Anne is mortified. The men of... (full context)
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September 27th. Mrs. Frank and Anne argue about what life after the war might be like, and Anne bursts into tears.... (full context)
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September 28th. Anne wonders why adults bicker about petty things; up until life in the Annex, she thought... (full context)
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October 1st. The doorbell rings in the middle of the night, sending Anne into a panic – it turns out to be nothing. Still, tensions run high. The... (full context)
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October 3rd. Anne is teased by the Franks and the van Daans for innocently lying down in bed... (full context)
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October 7th. Anne has a fantasy in which she goes to Switzerland. In this fantasy, she shares a... (full context)
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October 9th. Anne learns that the Gestapo have been sending the Franks' Jewish friends to Westerbork, a concentration... (full context)
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October 20th. After a few peaceful days, in which Anne was getting along very well with her family (including her mother and Margot), there's a... (full context)
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November 2nd. Anne thinks she's going to get her period soon, given that she keeps finding a "whitish... (full context)
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November 7th. Anne and Mrs. Frank are at odds again. Anne is unfairly scolded by her parents for... (full context)
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...10th. It has been decided that another person will be allowed to hide in the Annex: Alfred Dussel, a middle-aged dentist. Anne is very excited at the prospect of his arrival,... (full context)
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November 19th. Although she isn't thrilled to share her space and belongings with Mr. Dussel, Anne is willing to make this sacrifice "for a good cause." Mr. Dussel reports that "countless"... (full context)
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...Dussel's stories of the outside world horrify and transfix the Franks and the van Daans. Anne remarks that the only way to deal with such ghastly news is to process it... (full context)
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...The honeymoon period with Mr. Dussel has ended, and he's taken to lecturing and scolding Anne. Overwhelmed by the collective nitpicking of the adults in the Annex, Anne admits to lying... (full context)
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December 7th: Hanukkah and St. Nicholas Day arrive, and the Annex is awash in celebration. In spite of their dire circumstances, the Annex dwellers still manage... (full context)
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December 13th. Anne is watching people from the front office window. She stares in wonder at the passersby.... (full context)
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December 22nd. Christmas approaches, and everyone in the Annex has received an extra ration of butter. Anne and Mr. Dussel are at odds –... (full context)
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January 13th. The war rages on. Anne observes that families are being torn apart as the Nazis draft young Dutch men to... (full context)
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January 30th. Anne is at her wits' end. "I'm seething with rage, yet I can't show it," she... (full context)
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February 5th. Tensions in the Secret Annex are still running high. Anne is being scolded, once again, for her chatty, rambunctious nature.... (full context)
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March 10th. Power in the Annex has temporarily short-circuited, and warplanes roar overhead through the night. Anne has taken to crawling... (full context)
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March 12th. Food supplies are running short. The Annex dwellers are subsisting largely on beans (which Anne is sick of at this point), and... (full context)
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March 27th. Anne hears a speech by Rauter ("some German bigwig") calling for the extermination of Jews from... (full context)
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April 2nd. One night, Mrs. Frank comes into Anne's bedroom and asks if Anne wants to say her prayers with her instead of Mr.... (full context)
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April 27th. The whole Annex is quarreling. Parts of Amsterdam have gone up in flames, and air raids are increasing.... (full context)
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...from Charlotte. It's discovered that Mr. Dussel has been hoarding food in his cupboard, and Anne is aghast at his greed. Gunfire in the city has increased, and Anne packs a... (full context)
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May 2nd. Although she recognizes that their lives are far better than most, Anne bemoans the fact that the Annex dwellers' "manners" have declined as the war drags on.... (full context)
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May 2nd. Anne writes an additional entry, titled "The Attitude of the Annex Residents Toward the War." Mr.... (full context)
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May 18th. The war grows in intensity. Anne witnesses a dogfight between German and English planes in the sky. There's news that all... (full context)
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June 13th. Anne celebrates her 14th birthday. Mr. Frank composes a special poem for her, which Margot translates... (full context)
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July 11th. Anne has resolved to do everything she can to avoid criticism from her elders. She realizes... (full context)
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July 13th. Employing her newfound tact, Anne politely asks Mr. Dussel if she can use the table in their bedroom for a... (full context)
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...bombed and children are searching the ruins for the bodies of their parents. Thankfully, the Annex has been spared. Anne is chilled by the memory of the sound of the oncoming... (full context)
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July 23rd. Anne recounts what some of the Annex's residents would like to do once they're able to... (full context)
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July 26th. Amsterdam is bombed twice in one day. Anne is so frightened that her legs are quaking when she goes to bed that night.... (full context)
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July 29th. Anne is infuriated when Mr. Dussel and Mrs. van Daan tease and criticize her opinions of... (full context)
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August 3rd. Another air raid. Anne steels herself, in an attempt to practice being courageous. Mrs. van Daan, on the other... (full context)
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August 4th. Anne decides to describe an ordinary evening in the life of the Annex dwellers. Anne describes... (full context)
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August 5th. Anne continues her description of life in the Annex. At lunchtime, the workers from the office... (full context)
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August 9th. The description continues – Anne now describes supper. Anne remarks that Mr. van Daan and Mrs. van Daan eat generous... (full context)
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August 10th. Anne continues to adjust her attitude. She decides to speak primarily to herself at mealtimes (in... (full context)
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...the money to buy clothing after the war is over). All the fighting in the Annex s taking its toll on Anne – she's lost her appetite, and she cries herself... (full context)
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November 8th, 1943. Anne observes that a life of confinement has forced her to be at the mercy of... (full context)
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November 27th. Just as she's falling asleep, Anne has a vision of her old schoolmate Hanneli. "I saw her there, dressed in rags,... (full context)
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December 6th. Anne thinks it would be terrible to go without celebrating St. Nicholas day, so she and... (full context)
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Anne has come down with the flu. Tensions in the Annex have eased. For Hanukkah, Mr.... (full context)
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December 24th. Anne quotes Goethe, saying that she feels both on top of the world (she is fortunate... (full context)
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December 26th. Anne reflects on a story her father told her a year prior, about a girl he... (full context)
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December 27th. Anne writes of her Christmas present – the first she's ever gotten in her life. Mr.... (full context)
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December 29th. Anne's visions continue. This time, she has visions of both her grandmother and Hanneli. "Grandma, oh... (full context)
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December 30th. Food is growing scarce, and tensions are beginning to rise again in the Annex as a result. There's worry that food isn't being divided fairly, and there's a push... (full context)
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January 2. Anne reads her previous entries on her mother and has a change of heart. Anne recognizes... (full context)
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January 6th. Anne has two confessions to make. First, Anne speculates that Mrs. Frank sees her more as... (full context)
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January 6th. In a second letter to Kitty, Anne reveals that her desire for companionship has led her to attempt to become friends with... (full context)
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Anne recalls a dream she had the night before about Peter Schiff, in which Peter places... (full context)
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January 7th. Anne tells the story of how she fell in love with Peter Schiff. She also confesses... (full context)
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January 12th. Anne reflects on her relationship with her mother – she speculates that Mrs. Frank must think... (full context)
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January 19th. Anne feels that her dream of Peter Schiff has changed her. Anne realizes that she no... (full context)
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..."Can you tell me why people go to such lengths to hide their real selves?" Anne wonders why she behaves differently when she's around other people, and wonders whether there will... (full context)
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January 24th. Anne is surprised when she has a frank conversation about sex with Peter after supper –... (full context)
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January 30th. Anne goes downstairs in the dark and stares up at the sky. Seeing the German planes,... (full context)
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...There's speculation that the Germans might destroy the dams and flood the Netherlands, and the Annex dwellers joke about what they might do to survive such a thing. Anne doesn't pay... (full context)
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February 12th. The sun is out, and Anne is full of longing for something she can't quite articulate. "I think spring is inside... (full context)
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February 14th. Anne reveals that her longing is at least partially resolved. Following a small argument with Mr.... (full context)
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February 16th. On Margot's birthday, Anne takes it upon herself to fetch the potatoes from the attic. Anne runs into Peter... (full context)
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Mrs. Frank then sends Anne up for more potatoes. On this second trip Peter and Anne end up talking to... (full context)
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February 18th. Anne admits that whenever she goes upstairs, it's always to see Peter. Anne quickly explains that... (full context)
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February 19th. Anne is fraught with worry that Peter doesn't really like her. Over the course of the... (full context)
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February 23rd. The weather is beautiful, and Anne has taken to going to the attic almost every morning. This morning, she finds Peter... (full context)
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After signing off from her letter to Kitty, Anne adds a postscript to Peter. She tells him that she knows that they've been missing... (full context)
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February 27th. Anne confesses that she thinks of Peter all the time. She speculates that she and Peter... (full context)
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February 28th. Anne feels like her desire for Peter is a waking nightmare. She feels like she has... (full context)
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March 1st. Another break-in sends the Annex into a panic. There's speculation that the burglar has a duplicate key, given that there... (full context)
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March 2nd. Anne and Margot spend time in the attic together, discussing how aggravating their parents are. Anne... (full context)
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Anne sees Peter in the afternoon, and they talk about their parents. Peter admits that his... (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.... (full context)
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March 6th. Anne discovers that, after their conversation about his parents, she feels a sense of responsibility toward... (full context)
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March 7th. Anne looks back on her life in 1942, and can't believe how wonderful it was compared... (full context)
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Anne reflects that she's grown up in a lot of ways since 1942. She's discovered an... (full context)
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March 12th. Anne is unsure whether Peter really likes her or not, and she has grown melancholy. Anne... (full context)
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March 14th. Food supplies are growing short and the Annex dwellers are forced to eat pickled kale and mashed potatoes. The adults around her have... (full context)
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March 16th. Anne speculates that she's much more restless than Peter because she doesn't have a room of... (full context)
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Mach 17th. Anne chafes at her parents' attentions – she wants nothing more than for them to stop... (full context)
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March 18th. Anne meditates on sex. She wonders why parents don't have honest discussions with their children about... (full context)
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March 19th. Anne and Peter retreat to the attic in the evening, where in the fading light of... (full context)
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March 20th. Anne worries that Margot likes Peter, and that this will be a source of friction between... (full context)
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March 22nd. Anne feels that she and Peter are in love. Anne swears she isn't thinking of marrying... (full context)
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March 23rd. A plane crashes near the Annex, and the Germans spray the airmen with bullets. The incident terrifies Anne. Anne and Peter... (full context)
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March 24th. The adults have grown aware of Peter and Anne's friendship, and they riddle the two with teasing remarks. Meanwhile, Anne wonders whether Peter knows... (full context)
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March 25th. "You never realize how much you've changed until after it's happened," Anne writes. She reflects on how she's changed, and how she's learned to navigate the various... (full context)
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March 28th. Anne finds herself in a quandary. Mrs. Frank has forbidden Anne from visiting Peter in the... (full context)
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March 29th. Anne learns from the radio that the Dutch Cabinet Minister wishes to create an archive of... (full context)
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March 31st. Anne breathlessly reports that the Russians have reached the Polish border in Romania. She speculates that... (full context)
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April 5th. Anne has resolved to let go of her tortured feelings surrounding Peter, and has shifted her... (full context)
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Everyone in the Annex is warned to be far more cautious as a result of the break-in. They're reminded... (full context)
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Anne reflects that she was ready to die the night of the break-in. She feels that... (full context)
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April 14th. Tensions are again running high, thanks to the break-in. Anne, however, feels that things aren't as bad as they seem. "Here in the Annex, no... (full context)
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April 16th. Anne reports that Peter has kissed her – she and Peter were cuddling in the attic... (full context)
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April 17th. Anne and Peter continue to cuddle and kiss, and Anne is in raptures. "Why should we... (full context)
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April 18th. Anne and Peter have a discussion about female sex organs (Peter has no clue what female... (full context)
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April 28th. Anne hasn't forgotten her dream about Peter Schiff; she still longs for the ecstasy she felt... (full context)
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May 2nd. Anne resolves to tell her father about her relationship with Peter. Mr. Frank is at first... (full context)
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May 3rd. Anne speculates on the cause of war – what's the point of it? Why can't people... (full context)
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May 5th. Mr. Frank is upset that Anne and Peter continue to engage in "Knutscherej" (necking). Anne writes him a letter, telling him... (full context)
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May 7th. Mr. Frank is deeply hurt by Anne's letter, and the two have a tearful heart-to-heart. Anne realizes that she was cruel to... (full context)
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May 8th. Anne writes about her father's upbringing – he was born into a wealthy family, and attended... (full context)
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May 11th. Anne dreams of the future. In addition to her studies, Anne has been working hard on... (full context)
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May 19th. Anne and Peter continue their romance, though Anne has decided to shut him out from her... (full context)
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...regarding the Allied invasion – he had speculated that it would have happened by now. Anne contemplates on England's involvement in the war, and argues that England isn't acting selflessly. There's... (full context)
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May 25th. Anne and her family are shocked to learn that, after being released from his first imprisonment,... (full context)
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May 26th. Anne feels "utterly broken, inside and out." Anne feels disappointed in Peter, and the tension brought... (full context)
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Anne wonders whether it wouldn't have been better if, instead of going into hiding, they had... (full context)
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June 6th. D-Day. The Allies have invaded, and the Annex is in an uproar. Will they be liberated from the Nazis? Anne is filled with... (full context)
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June 13th. Anne has celebrated her 15th birthday, and is showered with a surprising number of gifts. She... (full context)
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Anne considers her infatuation with nature. She feels that gazing out the window at "the sky,... (full context)
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Anne then turns her thoughts to the patriarchy: why do men dominate women? (Her thoughts are... (full context)
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...rising. Mrs. van Daan is terrified that she'll be killed, jealous that Peter confides in Anne, and upset that Mr. Dussel doesn't return her flirtations in kind. (full context)
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July 6th. Tensions have eased in the Annex as the Allied invasion continues. Anne is worried about Peter's "weak" character. She wonders why... (full context)
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...to a book she's just read (What Do You Think of the Modern Young Girl?), Anne considers her own character. Anne proclaims that she has a good deal of self-knowledge –... (full context)
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Anne then turns her thoughts to Peter. She speculates that she became intimate with him before... (full context)
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Anne concludes that life is far more difficult for the young, given that young people don't... (full context)
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July 21st. Anne is feeling very optimistic; she's learned that an assassination attempt has been made on Hitler's... (full context)
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August 1st. "What does ‘contradiction' mean?" Anne asks. Anne uses this question as a springboard for a meditation on her own personality.... (full context)
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...that someone tipped off the police. Miep and Bep are spared. The police ransack the Annex and take the majority of their valuables. After the police leave, Miep finds Anne's diaries... (full context)
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...January 1945 due to hunger and exhaustion. At the end of October, 1944, Margot and Anne are transferred from Auschwitz to Bergen-Belsen. Margot and Anne both die of typhus in either... (full context)