What did Anne think of Mrs. van Daan?

Anne has a contentious relationship with Mrs van Daan, fraught with constant friction between the two. She considers Mrs van Daan to be a selfish, troublesome and coquettish woman who makes it a point to meddle in other people's affairs. For instance, Anne resents the fact that Mrs van Daan is always doling out unwanted suggestions on how to raise children and considers Anne to be a product of bad parenting. To Anne, Mrs van Daan is an antagonising figure in the secret annex who has an extremely high opinion of herself that is unjustified. However,Anne also notes that Mrs van Daan is cheerful and hardworking which are her redeeming qualities. In spite of the rebukes and insults that they often trade with each other, Anne values the woman's presence in the household.

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