The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

how does Anne describe life in the annex? what does she compare it to?


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Anne describes life in the annex as cramped, stale and somewhat helpless. They are always under the danger of being discovered. They have to be quiet throughout the day and speak very little at night. People in such close quarters begin to get on each other’s nerves. They are dependent on food and supplies from the kindness of others who dare defy the Nazis to help them. Anne's burgeoning sexuality is made more awkward by the fact that there is little privacy. Anne compares herself to a bird with broken wings, longing for fresh air