Our thorough characterizations based on the autobiographical novel Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl (1947) paint the portrait of the eight Jewish people in hiding who live together for two years in a secret annex in Amsterdam. First, we describe in detail the main character and young author, who describes her life in hiding, her fears, and her hopes in 195 diary entries. To the outside world, Anne Frank presents herself as a carefree, lively, and mouthy teenager who rarely stays serious and doesn't seem to care about other people's opinions. This behavior is often criticized by the adult residents of the secret annex, who constantly remind her to be more modest and reserved.
Deep down, however, Anne is a very thoughtful, sensitive, and self-critical person. She is constantly striving to improve herself and grow in character. With her ambition, thirst for knowledge, and desire to write, she longs for an adventurous and glamorous life as a writer. She wants to publish the diary as a novel after the war and begins to revise the work while in hiding. However, she does not get enough time to do so, as the eight people in hiding are arrested by the police on August 4, 1944.
We will also discuss in detail the other seven characters, all real people: Anne's parents (Edith Frank-Holländer and Otto Frank) and older sister Margot, Mr. and Mrs. van Daan and their son Peter, as well as the last person to go into hiding, the outsider Dr. Albert Dussel. We also briefly introduce the eight people in hiding with the help of character profiles. Next, we examine the role of the four helpers, as well as Anne`s imaginary friend Kitty, who plays the part of Anne’s confidante.