It is the beginning of scene four, and it begins with Anne screaming in her sleep. She is having a nightmare that she is being captured by the Nazis, and being taken away. Mr. Dussel is very annoyed by her screaming, and tells her to be quiet. He gets made, and runs over to the bathroom.
Mr. Dussel leaves the room, and Mr. Van Daan comes in to ask what is going on, Mr. Frank said Anne had a nightmare, so he leaves. Mrs. Frank asks if she wants any water, if it was a bad dream, that maybe Anne should tell her, but she doesn't want to talk about it. Mrs. Frank offers to sit by her side until she falls sleep, but ask for her father instead.
Margot is telling her mother that Anne is just going through a phase, but she says that Margot didn't do this to her, that she didn't shut her out. Margot says that she'll get over it.
Anne tells her father about the dream, her father asks her to take this pill to make her sleep. She tells him that she is a terrible person. She also tells him that she loves him, no one but him. He said that it's fine that she loves him, but he would love it if she would love her mother as well. But Anne says that her mother and her have nothing in common
He says that Anne really hurt her mother, she is crying in there. Anne said that she couldn't help it, she only told the truth, she didn't want her there. But then she thought that she acted terrible. She can stand and see herself being so cruel, but she can't stop being mean. She asks herself what is wrong with her, and if it's just a phase.
Mr. Frank says there is little that we can do for our children, that we can only set a good example, the rest is up to Anne. She must build her own character. She says that she's trying, and she speaks of how she is, and while she talks, she starts drifting off to sleep. Her voice fades away going into the next scene.