The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank


(Tuesday, December 22, 1942) When Anne says, "Oh, I am becoming so sensible!" what is she referring to?

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Anne is referring to her relationship with Mr. Dussell and the fact that she has decided to give up revenge in exchange for peace.

But I mustn't waste any more of your time griping about disgusting old men. It won't help matters anyway. My plans for revenge, such as unscrewing the lightbulb, locking the door and hiding his clothes, have unfortunately had to be abandoned in the interests of peace.

Oh, I'm becoming so sensible! We've got to be reasonable about everything we do here: studying, listening, holding our tongues, helping others, being kind, making compromises and I don't know what else! I'm afraid my common sense, which was in short supply to begin with, will be used up too quickly and I won't have any left by the time the war is over.


The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank