Mama’s sister and Corrie’s aunt, who lives in the Beje for most of Corrie’s childhood. Prior to living with the family, Tante Bep was a governess, and she likes to reminisce about the privileges she enjoyed among wealthy families and to contrast her nieces’ behavior unfavorably to that of her former charges. As a young girl Corrie often worries that her aunt is unhappy, until Mama explains to her that Bep is a negative person by nature. Tante Bep fuels Corrie’s determination to maintain a positive and helpful attitude, no matter what circumstances arise.
Tante Bep Character Timeline in The Hiding Place
The timeline below shows where the character Tante Bep appears in The Hiding Place. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...Corrie takes over the work of the household. Her presence is especially important because Tante Bep has contracted tuberculosis and Tante Anna, who normally runs the household, is nursing her around... (full context)