Henry and June: From a Journal of Love: The Unexpurgated Diary of Anais Nin, 1931-1932 Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why was Miller's dislike (as claimed in April of 1932) hypocritical?

2. Who did Nin claim for her desire to end her journal?

3. How did Nin refer to the obligations Miller had to attend to because of his books?

4. What did Nin vow to never to do in regards to her relationship with Hugo?

5. In April of 1932, who did Nin claim she would always choose above her other lovers?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why was Nin unable to believe Miller would leave Mansfield for her?

2. How did Miller and Nin's relationship start to change in June?

3. Describe Nin's discussion about her femininity with Dr. Allendy.

4. What was problematic about Nin's agreement to Eduardo in regards to her journal?

5. Describe Nin's studio at Louveciennes.

6. How was Nin deluding herself in her relationship with Miller?

7. In what ways did Perles Miller's love for Nin in June and how did she counter his claims?

8. How was Miller hypocritical about relationships?

9. Describe Nin's reflections about her relationship to Hugo at the end of April.

10. Describe the double standards in Miller and Nin's relationship.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast Nin from the beginning of her journal to the end, from her changes in personality to her changes in lovers. Trace her personal journey from the beginning to the end and what it revealed about the woman herself.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the differences in Miller and Nin's languages and what it suggested about not only their relationships, but about their personalities. Be sure to also consider the significance of Nin's language becoming coarser like Miller's and what their reactions to her changing manner of speech suggests about the evolution of their relationship.

Essay Topic 3

After spending four days together in Louveciennes, Miller declared that he and Nin were a married couple, no matter what she (or anyone else) thought. Discuss this statement as being representative of Miller's state of mind at this point and how this revealed his views on relationships, particularly with Nin and his legal wife, Mansfield.

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