The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

Give examples from the diary of times when Anne seemed to confide in it "completely" and of times when the diary was a "support and comfort" to her.

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It is difficult to completely separate these two. Often Anne's confessions carry a dual purpose. Consider Anne's entry about her mother. It is both a confessional and a record of her relationship,

"Yesterday Mother and I had another run-in and she really kicked up a fuss. She told Daddy all of my sins and started to cry, which made me cry too, and I already had such an awful headache. I finally told Daddy that I love "him" more than I do Mother, to which he replied that it was just a passing phase..."

At other times Anne's entries are completely confessional and reflective,

"I was suffering then (and still do) from moods that kept my head under water (figuratively speaking) and allowed me to see things only from my own perspective, without calmly considering what the others – those whom I, with my mercurial temperament, had hurt or offended – had said, and then acting as they would have done. "