Destiny the Diary
In this scene, you see a big change in Anne. Anne is starting to become more mature with her words and how she acts. For example, when she was getting yelled at by her mother or someone else, her way of responding with it was to go hide in her room. In general, she would also never talk to her mother when she needed help. Anne always went to her father because she thought that he understood her better. In this scene, the way Anne deals with an argument from her mother was very different. To show that she was strong and could hold her ground, she did not run to her room. She decided to speak up and share her feelings towards the argument. Anne said that it was not their fault that they were stuck in this attic and for the tragedies that go on outside. It is showing her maturity and her knowledge of the things around her.
Anne and the others are calm in their hiding place when they were discovered by the Gestapo agents. Knowing that the end was near, my family and I would probably freak out. If I was in hiding for twenty-five months, I would feel very regretful. We could have moved to a country like the United States and not even have worried about getting captured. Instead, we lived horribly for over two years, missing out on friends, celebrating events like birthdays, and more. We had hope for those two years that one day it would be back to normal. That is why we stayed. All of sudden, people knock down the door and it is over. Your worst nightmare coming to life right before your eyes. When the doorbell rang while Anne and the others were in hiding, they all stood rigid, standing, terrified. Why would freaking out help? I highly doubt the Gestapo agents would just let you go because you were upset. I would hope my family stayed calm just to make things easier. What I mean is if you started throwing a tantrum and not following the instructions, you had a higher chance of getting shot right there. I hope my family would handle it like Anne did at the end. In the text it states, “Anne stands, holding her school satchel, looking over at her father and mother with a soft, reassuring smile. She is no longer a child, but a women."