Peter and Anne shared a special connection, they were both lonely but they were alone together.
The will to survive is a recurring theme in The Diary of Anne Frank, one example of this theme in action was Anne and Peter becoming such good friends. Anne is a very outgoing young lady, whereas Peter is a self proclaimed lone wolf. Their friendship seems quite odd but it is something both Peter and Anne needed to get them through hiding and living in this constant state of fear that any day could be their last day living, not working at a concentration camp. A quotation that accurately represents this is a conversation Anne and Margot have about if Margot is jealous of Anne and Peter’s relationship, “Of course I’m jealous… jealous that you’ve got something to get up in the morning for… But jealous of you and Peter? No.” This conversation shows the jealous that Margot is feeling toward Anne and the thought of having something to get up for in the morning. Anne and Peter’s friendship saved both Anne and Peter at times and made both of them feel as if they aren’t as alone as they were. If I were in Anne’s shoes I would definitely befriend Peter. I would need someone that I could talk to who I wasn’t related to, so I could rant and complain about my family when they got on my nerves. It is important that you could have someone that you trusted when you are all alone in hiding. The theme of the will to survive is a recurring theme throughout the story The Diary of Anne Frank.