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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which one of the following authors does Barthes cite in this section on the demonic life of a lover?
(a) Proust.
(b) Freud.
(c) Goethe.
(d) Nietzsche.

2. Which of the following characterizes the figure "night" in the section "And the night illuminated the night"/Night?
(a) A sense of helplessness.
(b) Metaphors of darkness that describe interior states of the lover.
(c) Total ignorance of the other.
(d) The lover's favorite time of day.

3. In the figure Identifications, with whom or what does the lover identify?
(a) With every character or person who occupies the same place in love as he does.
(b) With the oppressed.
(c) With anyone who cannot find their ideal mate.
(d) With images of death.

4. In Jealousy, what does Werther's jealousy derive from, according to the author?
(a) From images.
(b) From lack of knowledge.
(c) From thoughts.
(d) From insecurity.

5. What does that composer claim regarding tears?
(a) Poetry is more eloquent than tears.
(b) One tear will say more than words.
(c) Never let your lover see you cry.
(d) Tears are for the weak and unmanly.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the young Freud say to his fiancée in The Love Letter?

2. "In the loving calm of your arms" describes the embrace of total union between lovers. What contradiction does the lover experience?

3. In "Inexpressible Love," what two powerful myths does the author mention?

4. In "The World Thunderstruck," what does the subheading "disreality" or déréalité refer to?

5. What does the narrator do to escape the perception of "disreality?'

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