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. What marked the moment in June in which Miller realized Nin was becoming stronger and coarser in words?

2. In what way did Miller verbally express his love for Nin?

3. Which lover caused Nin the most anxiety?

4. Which of the following was not one of the traits Miller claimed Nin needed in a partner?

5. What fear did both Miller and Nin have with the possible return of Mansfield?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why was Nin unhappy in her home and with Hugo by May?

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

3. What was Dr. Allendy's analysis of Nin's relationships?

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

5. Describe Nin's studio at Louveciennes.

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

7. Why did Miller tell Nin she was not beautiful?

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

9. What is significant about Nin's realization that she had never given herself fully to another person?

10. Why did Nin ultimately decide she needed analysis after her time with Miller and Perles at Louveciennes?

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

How was Nin's need for validation from many different people (usually men) in her life related to her neuroses, possible Oedipal complex, and her many different lovers? In what ways was this driving need for approval the basis of her relationship with Miller?

Essay Topic 3

How did Nin's initial intimidation and fear of Miller infuse their relationship from beginning to end? How was this related to Miller's seduction of Nin, as well as his later inability to perform in bed? What does this ultimately reveal about Miller's more possessive, sexist tendencies?

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