The Diary of Anne Frank
Character Role Analysis
You might not agree with us, but we wouldn’t say Anne as anyone who fits the guide/mentor role. There is definitely her dad, whom she adores and sometimes feels compelled to inform of her life events, but overall her growth seems quite independent of him (feel free to argue against us on this point). Often she desperately wants a mother (one who is naturally motherly) who she respects as a role model to fill that gap, but she doesn’t respect her mother. Anne frequently writes that she is disappointed in her parents and doesn’t have any really good role models. While many Secret Annex members are more than willing to tell Anne all of her flaws, none really take her seriously enough to guide her through her adolescence. This could partly be because she never shows people her more serious and sensitive side.