William Shingleton (Period 6)
In Scene four, Act two of "The Diary Of Anne Frank", Anne is trying to get through Peter's stubbornness and help him believe that there is hope for them and there families to escape from hiding and be free from Nazi rule once again. Peter seems to be depressed by the fact that they have been locked up for over two years and that life isn't getting any brighter. Anne still believes that there is a future other than the secret annex, she explains that by saying "For the past two years we have lived in fear, now we can live in hope" (p.953). Anne wants Peter to instead of live on the disappointment of the present, look to the hope of the future. Anne is just trying to get peter to look on the bright side through faith and hope and by trying to inspire him.
Goodrich, Frances, Albert Hackett, and Anne Frank. The Diary of Anne frank. Prentice Hall Literature. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education,2012. 855-956 Web. March 11. 2014