The Diary of Anne Frank
The Diary of Anne Frank Characters
Meet the Cast
Anne Frank was extraordinary in her vitality, optimism, hunger for knowledge, and creativity. She was also a moody, sensitive young woman who could, by her own admission, occasionally be mean to th...
Anne sees her father, Otto Frank, as a kindred spirit. Like Anne, Otto is a perpetual student, inhaling books, history, and news, and he encourages these interests in Anne. Also like Anne, he is a...
Margot Frank, Anne’s older sister, is sixteen at the start of the story and eighteen at the end. At least through Anne’s eyes, Margot is smarter, quieter, prettier, and more grown-up th...
Anne accuses her mother, Edith Frank, of being cold and tactless. Although it’s clear to the reader that Anne’s mother is hurt by her daughter’s rebuffs, Anne accuses her mother o...
Peter van Daan
Peter’s actual historical name was Peter van Pels.Through Anne’s eyes at the beginning of her diary, Peter is lazy and has a weak character. He’s also shy and extremely awkward, h...
Mr. van Daan
Mr. van Daan’s actual historical name is Hermann van Pels.Mr. van Daan is rarely mentioned in Anne’s diary, except when he is fighting with his wife or trying to pacify her. We get the...
Mrs. van Daan
Mrs. Van Daan’s actual historical name is Auguste van Pels.Mrs. van Daan is one person that Anne can’t stand. She’s belligerent and selfish, always instigates fights, and rarely h...
Dussel’s actual historical name is Fritz Pfeffer.Alfred Dussel is a fussy old dentist and Anne’s roommate in the Secret Annex. He doesn’t respect Anne at all; he demands Anne̵...
Mr. Kugler is one of Mr. Frank’s and Mr. van Daan’s business associates who helps them during their time of hiding and keeps the business running.
Mr. Kleiman, a business associate of Mr. Frank’s and Mr. van Daan’s, helps keep them supplied and keeps the business running while they are in hiding.
Miep works in the office below the Secret Annex. She helps keep the occupants of the Secret Annex supplied with food, news, and happiness.
Bep works in the office below the Secret Annex. She helps keep the occupants of the Secret Annex supplied with food, news, and happiness. Margot and Anne occasionally help her with office work.