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The Diary of Anne Frank

The Diary of Anne Frank


by Anne Frank

Peter van Daan Timeline and Summary

  • Anne thinks Peter is lazy and weak. She has little use for him.
  • Two years later, Anne begins to desire a friendship with Peter. She appreciates the easy way he talks about sex and gender differences with her.
  • Peter appears to be infatuated with Anne. He shyly invites her to spend more time with him.
  • Although Peter becomes physically involved with Anne, he does not seem capable of emotional intimacy. He still hides his real feelings deep inside.
  • After the Secret Annex is raided, Peter dies when the Germans evacuate Auschwitz to transfer the inmates to another camp closer to the heart of the Nazi power.