The Diary of Anne Frank
The Diary of Anne Frank
by Anne Frank
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Love Interest

Character Role Analysis

Peter van Daan

Peter plays a crucial role in Anne’s "coming of age," as she begins to explore the nature of love and friendship. As Anne describes him, Peter is her "conquest." But after getting him to like her, she realizes that he might not be as deep as she was hoping, and he doesn’t provide the kind of emotional companionship she is aching for.

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