describe anne's thought about peter and how did her friendship with peter improve her life

In Anne's opinion, she and Peter were not really as different as they seemed to be on the surface. Neither of them had a mother, his mother was too superficial, liked flirting and didn't concern herself with what went on in Peter's head. Her mother took an active interest in her life but did not have any tact, sensitivity or motherly understanding. Both of them were struggling with their innermost feelings, still unsure of themselves and too emotionally vulnerable to be dealt with so strongly. Anne would want run outside or hide her feelings but she would end up banging pots and pans, splash water and be generally noisy so that everybody wished her miles away. Peter would shut himself up, say little, sit quietly and daydream whil carefully hiding his true self. 

Anne valued his friendship with Peter because he had reached a part of her that no one had ever reached before except in her dreams. He had taken hold of her and turned her inside out. The flippancy and petulance which was characteristic of Anne had been quieted by Peter's solid and calming influence. As she says that everyone needs a little quiet time to put themselves right again, changing her irrevocably. Anne considered her relationship with Peter to be something beautiful,she admired him for what he had been able to bring out in her. There relationship was not of a romantic nature but one of solidarity and comfort in such trying times as the one they were currently living in. Anne's loneliness was so overpowering that it did not matter to her that their intimacy could be looked upon as inappropriate,all that mattered to her was the comfort she found in Peter. Peter needed tenderness and for the first time in his life,he  had offered his friendship to someone,that too a girl. He had brought out the innermost feelings of Anne,they had found each other and become close confidants. They provided solace,comfort and companionship to each other,hence Peter was indispensable to Anne at that point.

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