Summary - March 17 to April 6, 1944, The Diary of Anne Frank Class 10 Notes | EduRev

Class 10 Novels

Class 10 : Summary - March 17 to April 6, 1944, The Diary of Anne Frank Class 10 Notes | EduRev

The document Summary - March 17 to April 6, 1944, The Diary of Anne Frank Class 10 Notes | EduRev is a part of the Class 10 Course Class 10 Novels.
All you need of Class 10 at this link: Class 10

FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 1944 

  • Mr. Kugler has been exempted from digging.
  • Anne reflects about how she feels independent and grown up, yet her parents keep treating her like a baby and doing annoying things like reminding her to get ready for bed at 8:15pm.
  • Both Anne and Margot feel that they’ve grown up very quickly since they’ve been in hiding, and their parents still haven’t caught on.
  • Anne thinks everything would be fine if she had Peter. This clearly isn’t true, but she’s blinded by infatuation and hiding for her life, so we're not judging her.

SATURDAY, MARCH 18, 1944 

  • This entry is all about sex. We’re serious. Check it out.
  • Anne thinks parents are stupid for not just telling their kids all about sex at age twelve.
  • She also thinks that it’s okay for a man to "bring a little experience to a marriage."
  • Anne figured out about sex piecemeal through friends, books, and intuition. Yet, she still has unanswered questions that she’s curious about.

SUNDAY, MARCH 19, 1944 

  • Anne decides to talk with Peter about why he is mad at her. He’s definitely mad because he has refused the sausage she brought for him.
  • Turns out he didn’t refuse the sausage because he was mad. But how’s a girl supposed to know that?
  • Anne and Peter talk about their disappointment in their parents and bond (yet again) on this topic.
  • They open their hearts to each other even more. Some topics: the ways they deal with stress, what they thought of each other in 1942, loneliness, the inner self.
  • Anne is very happy about the conversation.

MONDAY, MARCH 20, 1944 

  • Peter invites Anne to join him in the evenings. He wants to talk and look at the moon (a likely excuse).
  • Anne’s worried that Margot has a crush on Peter and that she’s hurting her sister by spending so much time with him.
  • Margot gives Anne a letter saying she is quite happy for Peter and Anne. Margot wishes that she had a friend to confide in, but doesn’t think Peter would have been the person anyhow. Margot’s letter is very nice, and she seems so understanding.
  • Anne responds with a letter that says she is unhappy that Margot doesn’t have anyone to share her feelings with. However, Anne hopes that Margot and Peter will develop a sisterly/brotherly affection for each other. She also tells Margot that she admires her… something that we weren’t so sure of before.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 1944

  • Margot writes to Anne, encouraging her to enjoy her friendship with Peter. It’s very clear that Margot’s not interested in Peter romantically because she says she thinks of him kind of like a younger brother. And since Margot and Peter are the same age, that means she’s not attracted to him at all.
  • Anne confides in Kitty that she thinks that they may have the makings of a great love in the Secret Annex, but she is not thinking of marrying Peter.
  • She knows Peter loves her, but she’s not sure if he loves her like a sister or like a girlfriend.
  • Anne thinks he is handsome now, in addition to being "sweet" and "beautiful." Can we trust her judgment when she thought he was so boring before?
  • She writes back to Margot, saying she has to wait and see what happens between herself and Peter. If she and Peter decide to "be friends," she will be sure to tell him that Margot is also very fond of him.

FRIDAY MARCH 24, 1944 

  • Anne likes talking with Peter in the evenings because they can be more open with each other with the romantic dim lighting. (Although those aren’t quite her words.)
  • Mrs. Frank is dying to know what the two of them talk about, and everyone else keeps teasing them.
  • Anne starts writing about female genitalia and how she wants to know if Peter knows what women really look like.
  • Anne gives us a detailed lesson on female anatomy.

SATURDAY MARCH 25, 1944 

  • Anne again comments on how much she has grown up recently. She’s pretty much disillusioned by her parents.
  • Anne talks about how she values honesty and how she wants to be truthful even when it’s not pleasant. She tells us about a disagreement that she had with Mrs. van Daan and how she told the woman to her face that she disagreed with her, and it all turned out okay.
  • Anne’s hoping she’ll get to kiss Peter.

MONDAY, MARCH 27, 1944 

  • Anne is sick of everyone fighting about politics. She thinks it’s a stupid thing to do because it just makes the dynamics in the Secret Annex even worse.
  • The adults are constantly listening to news broadcasts throughout the day, which Anne thinks is excessive.
  • Anne give an example of how ridiculous and boring the adults are by describing a Sunday evening that finds everybody gathered around the radio in what seems to be an intimate scene. But the news itself is anything but pleasant and the adults are all ready to start fighting about it.

TUESDAY, MARCH 28, 1944 

  • Anne is having a dilemma. Mrs. Frank forbids Anne to go upstairs so much because Mrs. van Daan is jealous. Anne’s dad says not to pay attention to Mrs. van Daan. So... what should Anne do?
  • Anne’s mother thinks Peter is in love with Anne. Anne hopes so and wonders why two mothers have to get in the way. How will they surmount all the challenges to their relationship?
  • Anne wants Peter’s cheek against hers. She goes on about this more than is necessary, but she is fourteen and falling in love, so we understand. But the cheek thing is a bit peculiar. Guess that’s how dating was done in the ‘40s?
  • Peter likes Anne’s dimples and thinks she’s pretty.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29, 1944

  • Anne hears a suggestion on the news that after the war, people will be quite interested in reading diaries of how people lived during the war. Anne thinks this is funny since she has been keeping a diary faithfully.
  • She gets excited about the idea of publishing her journal and starts describing the kind of war events she thinks readers might be interested in.
  • As the war gets worse, fewer Dutch people collaborate with the Germans, thankfully. The Dutch people are also definitely suffering. Everyone is hungry and there’s more crime and illness.

FRIDAY, MARCH 31, 1944 

  • More politics: Russians have reached the Polish border and Romania, and the Germans have now invaded Hungary.
  • Annex gossip about Peter and Anne has died down and their friendship is going better than ever.

SATURDAY, APRIL 1, 1944 

  • Anne longs to be kissed! (Sigh.) She hopes Peter loves her and wonders if he’s too shy to tell her.

MONDAY, APRIL 3, 1944 

  • Anne writes about food and how food comes in cycles so you will eat nothing but endive and lettuce for a week. You eat it because you’re hungry. This all sounds very unappetizing. Apparently it isn’t a problem only in the Annex but all over Europe.

TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 1944 

  • Anne says that if the war isn’t over by the coming September, she’ll never go back to school because she doesn’t want to be so far behind everyone else. But then she decides to work hard at her schoolwork again so she can eventually be a journalist.
  • She describes a crying episode. Or rather episodes when she can’t hold herself together when alone. It’s descriptions like these that remind you how much stress and fear Anne lives with every day.
  • Anne has big dreams. She wants to be a writer, impact people, and be immortalized by her writing. Isn’t this sadly ironic? But also nice that her dream came true?

THURSDAY, APRIL 6, 1944 

  • Anne lists her hobbies: writing, family trees, history, Greek and Roman mythology, movies and movie stars... plus a few others.
Offer running on EduRev: Apply code STAYHOME200 to get INR 200 off on our premium plan EduRev Infinity!

Related Searches

video lectures

,

Summary - March 17 to April 6

,

1944

,

practice quizzes

,

pdf

,

MCQs

,

past year papers

,

Objective type Questions

,

The Diary of Anne Frank Class 10 Notes | EduRev

,

1944

,

Viva Questions

,

ppt

,

shortcuts and tricks

,

Summary - March 17 to April 6

,

Exam

,

Summary - March 17 to April 6

,

Semester Notes

,

Extra Questions

,

Previous Year Questions with Solutions

,

mock tests for examination

,

Free

,

Summary

,

The Diary of Anne Frank Class 10 Notes | EduRev

,

Important questions

,

The Diary of Anne Frank Class 10 Notes | EduRev

,

study material

,

Sample Paper

,

1944

;