The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

How do yo think the Franks and the Van Daans are getting along in the secret annex ?

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Generally they get along but living in such close quarters with anyone would be a strain. Mrs. Van Daan is especially a problem.  The Van Daans are also German; Mrs. Van Daan's Dutch is poor. She is vain and lacking in humility. Anne finds her to be the most insufferable annex resident of them all and is particulary annoyed when Mrs. Van Daan flirts with Mr. Frank. Peter Van Daan has trouble talking to her, this leads Anne to believe that she, like Mrs. Frank, lacks mothering skills. Of course Anne has a crush on Peter Van Daan, but only for a little while. 

Normally the Van Daans and the Franks are getting along well but certain characteristics of the Van Daan family, especially of Mrs. Van Daan is the cause of annnoyance. Her habbit of flirting with Mr. Frank is something that Anne finds disgusting. Mr. Van Daan also has the habbit of insulting the Frank family over the dinning table. She likes present her own family on a better position in terms of mannerisms, habbits, maturity and behaviour. When two families suddenly starts living together and shares the dinning table they often find some problem with each other, which under normal circumstances they would have perhaps overlooked.

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