Why do you keep treating me like a child? I believe that i am more mature than most of the people in this annexe. yet everyone seems to treat me like i'm a child especially you. i feel that the only time i feel like an adult is when i write in my diary. At times i feel you don't consider me human. Which is why when you read this letter i would like for you to treat me better because i am coming to an end, i am mature, and i am unappreciated. My life is coming to an end. I have to spend my life in this secret annexe with all of my family thanks to hitler. ("Nice people, the Germans! To think that I was once one of them too! No, Hitler took away our nationality long ago. In fact, Germans and Jews are the greatest enemies in the world." Friday, 9 October, 1942, pg. 36) I feel we were doing fine until the van
dams showed up. Now thanks to their arrival my life has gotten worst. Mr van dam doesn't like me and neither do i. They all complain about my behavior. They say i'm childish and that i need to change. Especially my mother. i would of thought you would be on my side but it turns out that even you think i am childish. my wish was to spend the rest of my life with the people i love ( “In spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart. I simply can't build up my hopes on a foundation consisting of confusion, misery and death”) and to be treated like an adult, but i can see that is not going to happen even though i am more mature now. I have noticed that all the grown ups are retelling the same old stories they have been telling since day one. I also think that what the dutch are doing for some of the jews is good. sometimes i wish i was alone but at times i also fear that i will be more alone than what i really want. i have recently noticed that peter looks at me kind of weird. I have recently been enjoying going upstairs. my views of love have grown and i now feel that emotional love leads to physical ...
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