Mother's Dilemmas In The Diary Of Anne Frank

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these arguments could have been easily avoided and that she had a share in the blame. Anne believed that “parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands,” (Frank, 1944). Throughout the novel, she certainly embodied those wise words from her father. Her development is best displayed when she re-reads older entries in which she spoke about her mother. She explains that, “I have been trying to understand the Anne of a year ago,” (Frank, 1944). This hints to the fact that she has changed so deeply it is almost as if another person wrote those things. She then aims to understand but also self-evaluates. “I suffer now- and suffered then- from moods which kept my head under water (so to speak) and only allowed me to see the things subjectively without enabling me to consider quietly the words of the other side, and to answer them as the words of one whom I, with my hot headed temperament, had offended or made unhappy,” (Frank, 1944). Anne then continues to evaluate the situation even more strictly, and she realized her mother truly did love her but Anne hid “within herself,” (Frank, 1944). Many of the arguments were sparked due to stress from the situation. While she still assigns blame onto her mother, she accepts it as well. The Diary of Anne Frank holds many themes and life lessons; however, from a psychological standpoint there are many psychological concepts present. The members of the

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