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. Describe Miller's love for Nin.

2. What was always capable of grabbing Nin's attention, no matter how exhausted she was?

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

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

5. In April, how did Perles' feelings for Nin change?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Describe Nin's studio at Louveciennes.

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

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

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

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

9. How did Miller tell Nin he felt about her husband?

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

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

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?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss Nin's evolution as a writer from the beginning of her journal to the end of her affair with Miller, as well as how and why the events of that time shaped her as an artist.

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