Diary of Anne Frank

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Dialectical Notes
The Diary of Anne Frank Quote Analysis

*The first table (blue) represents the five dialectical notes under the Inward versus the Outward Self Theme, while the second (turquoise) represents the dialectical notes under the Generosity and Greed in Wartime theme. Quote| Response|

“Yes, Mr. Dussel! According to him, nothing, I repeat… nothing, is right about me… my appearance, my character, my manners. While he was going on at me, I thought… sometime I’ll give you such a smack that you’ll fly right up to the ceiling!” (p. 474)| Anne says this in a quote marked “Anne’s voice:” which is more of a diary entry, from Anne’s point of view. She says this because she was upset with Mr. Dussel, as they had an argument over Anne’s manners and attitude. This shows how both Anne and Mr. Dussel are changing, as they are being restricted within the annex. The reader can infer that Mr. Dussel is become more irritable, as well as Anne. This quote is controversial when compared to the scene before this quote. The scene earlier is Anne and Mr. Dussel getting along well, as Anne is showing Mr. Dussel how to adjust to life in the Annex. I feel Anne said this not against Mr. Dussel, but as a source of venting in this diary entry. It seems as she is changing as the story progresses, as she matures, but gets aggravated many times as well, since it is very adverse living in such clandestineness. I can relate this to my own life, since at many times when activities are hard, or even boring, I can get irritable to those around me. For instance, when I was studying for the Duke TIPS S.A.T in seventh grade, I got very frustrated since the work was above my level. As my father walked in once, I got very upset when he only intended to ask me a question. This also caused me to have many questions such as: * Will Anne become more irritable throughout the story? * Will the characters get along smoothly for the remainder of their stay, or will they all change as Anne...
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