The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

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Describe the relationship between Anne and her mother, as evident from Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl.

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Anne and her mother, Edith, are constantly having what Anne refers to as "bust-ups" (September 27, 1942). A young teenager, Anne is constantly angry with her mother, and they fight often. Anne feels that her mother treats her like a baby, and this irritates Anne immensely. Having to live in the close quarters of the secret annex does not improve the situation, and Anne feels that her father is more sympathetic to her. She feels her mother does not understand her and writes, "I can understand my friends better than my own mother—too bad!" (September 27, 1942). She also believes that her mother always takes Margot's side in any argument. Anne plays a role in this drama, as she claims to be too busy reading and studying French to help...

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anne and mother had a tentative relationship. they both had some misunderstanding between them and were not able to confide in each other . mother loved anne very much and anne also loved her mother but mood swings and misunderstanding made matter worse.