The Diary of Anne Frank - Act 2 Scene 4 Summary & Analysis

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Act 2 Scene 4 Summary

The scene opens a few weeks later. Everyone is worried because they haven't seen Miep in 3 days. They think Mr. Kraler may be dead. To add to their fears, it is Friday, and there are no workers in the building. The phone downstairs in the office has been ringing in bursts of three, and Mr. Dussel is getting hysterical, thinking it's a signal from Miep. He is frantically urging Mr. Frank to answer the phone. Mr. Frank refuses, fearful of exposing their hiding place. Mr. Van Daan is urging Mr. Frank to pick up the phone and just listen. He chastises Peter for taking Mr. Frank's side.

Mr. Van Daan makes the dramatic statement that they will wait there until they die. Mrs. Van Daan becomes hysterical, screaming that she will kill herself. Mr. Van Daan blames Mrs. Van Daan for getting them into this...

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