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The Diary of Anne Frank

The Diary of Anne Frank

by Anne Frank

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Mother has said that she sees us more as friends than as daughters. That's all very nice, of course, except that a friend can't take the place of a mother. I need my mother to set a good example and be a person I can respect, but in most matters she's an example of what not to do. (1/5/1944.2)

Anne criticizes her mother’s style of parenting consistently in her diary; this is one constant. Though she may fluctuate in her opinions of others, and in her feelings, Anne’s mother is constantly laid bare in Anne’s criticism.

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