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What quality does Anne wish her mother possessed?

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carrae | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted November 9, 2007 at 10:18 AM via web

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What quality does Anne wish her mother possessed?

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dymatsuoka | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted November 9, 2007 at 2:41 PM (Answer #1)

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Anne wishes her mother were sweeter, more loving, and less sarcastic.  She has in her mind an idea of "what a perfect mother...should be", and finds no trace of that image in her own (Diary entry 7 November 1942).  She fights frequently with her mother, and says that she has become "insensitive to any love from her side" because, with "her tactless remarks and her crude jokes", her mother has completely pushed her away (Diary entry 2 April 1943). 

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pfree | Student, Grade 9 | Honors

Posted May 2, 2008 at 1:27 PM (Answer #2)

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Very Short Synopsis- She wants her to be someone to look up to, not a friend or a enemy.

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