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Mr. Dussel in The Diary of Anne Frank (play)

Mr. Dussel

Having no kids and no family makes Mr. Dussel pretty horrible. Or maybe he was horrible before that. Either way, he's a fussy old guy who's got little to no redeeming qualities. He doesn't respect Anne at all, but asks for her respect simply because. He is overwhelmingly selfish, never offering a helping hand or even a thank you to the people who have saved his life. He is only too eager to throw other residents of the annex out so he can have their food.