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The Diary of Anne Frank

The Diary of Anne Frank

by Anne Frank

Mortality Quotes Page 2

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Quote #4

I want to go on living even after my death! And that’s why I’m so grateful to God for giving me this gift, which I can use to develop myself and to express all that’s inside me! (4/5/1944.4)

Anne begins to realize the possibility of her death, but seeks a way to find immortality through her diary.

Quote #5

That night I really thought I was going to die. I waited for the police and I was ready for death, like a soldier on a battlefield. I’d gladly have given my life for my country. (4/11/1944. 51)

Before this point, Anne never really thought she might die; when the police knocking on their disguised entrance to the Secret Annex, Anne must confront her mortality directly.

Quote #6

Once again you hear "shh" from all sides, and we’re doing everything more quietly. The police forced the door there; they could just as easily do that here too! What will we do if we’re ever . . . no, I mustn’t write that down. But the question won’t let itself be pushed to the back of my mind today; on the contrary, all the fear I’ve ever felt is looming before me in all its horror. (5/26/1944.6)

Anne seems to generally be aware of her mortality, but attempts not to ever allow its presence in her consciousness or even writing for fear it might come true.