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. What did Miller say in Nin's studio that hurt her feelings in April?

3. What request did Nin make of Mansfield in April?

4. Who was Miller's polar opposite in regards to reliability with Nin?

5. Which of the following women was Henry not romantically involved with when seeing Nin?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe Nin's studio at Louveciennes.

3. Why did Nin describe her journal as being an addiction?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Discuss the role of homosexuality in "Henry and June: From a Journal of Love: The Unexpurgated Diary of Anais Nin."

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