The Character Analysis of Anne Frank.

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Webster's College Dictionary defines character as "one's true self; one's thoughts and feelings; traits". In Anne Frank's Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne faces challenges that change her character dramatically. Anne is an average, teenage girl. She is dreamy and headstrong, yet she develops into a wiser, more independent individual in the years that she and her family are in hiding from the Nazis. One way in which Anne changes is through inner and outer conflicts.

Because Anne faces tremendous changes in her lifestyle, her character traits change due to these conflicts. For example, in the beginning of her diary, she feels excited about her family moving into the Secret Annexe. Anne was an adventurous, excitable person. Later on, Anne's feelings of excitement cool down, and lonely feelings overcome her. In addition, since the Franks had a cramped lifestyle in the Annexe, they were forced to share rooms.

So Anne requested firmly that she would like the room she shared with Dussel to herself at times in order to study. She had a selfish side that needed peace and quiet. Since she stayed with her argument, she was a headstrong character. These changes from her old, prosperous life to this new, locked-in life made her react differently to events happening around her. This was also evident from her relationship with her parents.

When Anne led a healthy, rich life, her relationship with her parents was decent, but this suddenly changed as time went by in the Secret Annexe. For example, even though Anne wanted to grow closer to her father, she only grew farther away from him. Anne was becoming harder to reach and more independent. She believed that she did not need anyone to help her get through life any longer. In addition,