The Diary of Anne Frank - Act 2 Scene 3 Summary & Analysis

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Act 2 Scene 3 Summary

A few weeks later, Mr. Van Daan is caught by Mrs. Frank stealing food from the food safe in the middle of the night. He complains he is hungry. Mrs. Frank loses her calm and screams at him that everyone is hungry, and she is watching the children, his own child, getting thinner; this food should have gone to them. Mr. Dussel attacks him and has to be pulled away. Mrs. Van Daan tries to justify his stealing by saying he is a bigger man and needs more. Mrs. Frank turns on Mrs. Van Daan, telling her she is worse than her husband, sacrificing her child to this man. She has watched, holding her tongue, as Mrs. Van Daan saves and gives the choicest morsels to her husband. Now it will stop, and she wants them to pack their bags and leave.

Mr. Frank tries...

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