Anne's mother never showed her interest in Anne Frank and remained indifferent to her. Describe the character of Anne's mother, Edith Frank in the light of this remark.
Edith Frank, the mother of Anne Frank, was a calm, composed and serious woman. In her nature and behavior, she was the exact opposite of her daughter. Because of this contract, they did not understand each other. Their discussion often ended in tears and Anne ran for comfort to her father. Edith always wanted to treat both her daughters equally but the behaviour of Anne was impolite and this distanced Edith from her daughter.
Anne accuses her mother, Edith Frank, of being cold and tactless. Although it is evident to the readers that Anne’s mother is hurt by her daughter’s rebuffs, Anne blames her mother of instigating that dynamic in their relationship.
Anne finds her mother cold. She distances herself from her mother, clinging to the belief that the relation with the mother should be of a role model and not that of a friend. Since she does not feel close to her mother and resents that she must practice religion just to make her happy. Anne is very frustrated by the way her family criticizes her. She wants to be taken seriously and not treated like a child. The fact that frustrates her the most is that her mother too criticises her.
The contrast in the character of Edith Frank and Anne Frank is the reason for the differences between the two. And this is why Anne's mother never showed her interest in Anne Frank and remained indifferent to her.