The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

Why does Anne always look at things in the big picture?

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She kind of had to.

Really her world was crumbling and horrific things were happening all the time. Ann had to take a bigger approach to keep her sanity. She had to believe that her world would change in the larger scheme of things.

Some people say she was a typical teenager, and in their own way they'd be correct. But what we see in her writing in something more than a one-sided depiction of a horrific experience.

"I only look at her as a mother, and she just doesn't succeed in being that to me; I have to be my own mother. I've drawn myself apart from them all; I am my own skipper and later on I shall see where I come to land. All this comes about particularly because I have in my mind's eye an image of what a perfect mother and wife should be; and in her whom I must call 'Mother' I find no trace of that image." Sunday, 7 November, 1942, pg. 41

The above quote shows us how she doestanced herself early on. For her, it isn't a matter of what's right in front of her affecting her life; she needs to look at it all, piece by piece, and become responsible for herself.