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What is the internal conflict of Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl?  

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dez98 | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 27, 2012 at 10:18 AM via web

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What is the internal conflict of Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl?

 

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stolperia | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted March 27, 2012 at 10:48 AM (Answer #1)

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The internal conflict with which Anne wrestles through the pages of her diary is the turmoil of maturation, the awakening of new feelings and emotions and understandings about herself and the world around her.

The impact of the changes she is sensing and feeling is amplified because of the living conditions in which she is trapped. There is minimal privacy or opportunity for calm and secure reflection about how her perceptions of and relations to her world are changing. The desires and attempts to assert her newly-found independence are confounded by the necessity of remaining undetected in the attic, surrounded by others who are concerned for their safety more than for her budding adulthood.

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