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 was significant about Nin's feelings for both Hugo and Miller?

2. With what activity did Nin express occasional shame?

3. According to Nin in July, what was destined to happen between Miller and herself?

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

5. Where was Nin's studio?

Short Essay Questions

1. What revitalized Hugo and Nin's relationship in May?

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

3. How was Miller hypocritical about relationships?

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

5. Why was Nin firm about her commitment that she would always choose Hugo over Miller?

6. How did Allendy characterize Nin's relationships with her lovers?

7. Why did Mansfield's return worry both Miller and Nin?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How did her relationships with Miller and Mansfield cause Nin to begin questioning the reality around her at the end of her journal? What did this suggest about Nin's need to move on with her life, as well as how she had grown throughout the course of this year? What did this ultimately reveal about her feelings for both Miller and Mansfield?

Essay Topic 2

In what ways did the inequalities in the romantic relationships between Nin, Miller, Mansfield, and Hugo lead to their extramarital affairs in an attempt to search for their own identities? Why? Did this seem to work for them? Why or why not?

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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