Anne Frank: The Diary of A Young Girl
" … I love them, but only because they are Mummy and Margot…my insides gnaw at me when he praises her…he doesn't notice how he treats Margot different from me…Margot is the sweetest, prettiest girl in the world…and no one is ever satisfied with me…"
“We’re much too young to deal with these problems, but they keep thrusting themselves on us until, finally, we’re forced to think up a solution, though most of the time our solutions crumble when faced with the facts. It’s difficult in times like these: ideals, dreams and cherished hopes rise within us, only to be crushed by grim reality. It’s a wonder I haven’t abandoned all my ideals, they seem so absurd and impractical. Yet I cling to them because I still believe, in spite of everything, that people are truly good at heart.;
;…And yet, when I look up at the sky, I somehow feel that everything will change for the better, that this cruelty too shall end, that peace and tranquility will return once more. In the meantime, I must hold on to my ideals. Perhaps the day will come when I’ll be able to realize them…"
a. I can't say I relate very well to Anne's feelings in the passage. I'm the oldest in my family, and I could probably relate better to Margot in this case. However, from a distance, I can see what Anne is trying to say. This paragraph could very much, with moderate alterations, be the life story of Ron Weasley, one of JK Rowling's most popular characters. Anne feels that Margot's achievements overshadow what she has become. These feelings could be present with anyone, and not just the younger siblings. No one likes to play second fiddle to anyone, and especially with your parents…you're supposed to be the apple of their eye, no matter what, or at least that's my conception.
b. I think this quote could illustrate a major point in Anne's life. She fina…

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