Day 1

The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

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    Anne is very worried about not having a "true friend." But, she talks extensively about her friends at school. Why does she not consider them real friends?

    Anne's relationships with her school friends seem very changeable from entry to entry — for example, her friend Jacque, with whom she shares a close acquaintance, disappoints her as a bosom friend. Though she seems to get along with most of her classmates (with the exception of J.), she confesses that it is not enough. She is also clearly enamored with the concept of a true friend, and worries that she is unable to talk about deep emotional things with the friends she has. For her, a friend is a confidante — someone...

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