How does Anne contrast herself before the war with herself during the war?
Anne believes that before the war she was admired but superficial, and blames this for her lack of true friends. Anne talks about the war as a dose of reality that was important in shaping her personality. Anne has always been concerned about the fact that she doesn't have a true friend, but early on the the book she blames this on her classmates and the fact that she's incompatible with them. Anne comes to believe that she herself was not ready for a true friend, but hopes to find one at a time when her social interactions are less restricted than they are in the Annex. Students should discuss...
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