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The Double Helix Chapter Summary & Analysis - Epilogue Summary

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Epilogue Summary

Watson ends his book by discussing what the various people involved in the discovery of the structure of DNA are doing at the time of the writing. The one character most discussed is Rosy. She died at the young age of thirty-seven. Since the writer had a negative impression of Rosy during the search for the DNA structure, he explains that her work was both excellent and important, that he and Crick came to appreciate her positive qualities, and that they realized years after their discovery the struggles Rosy faced as a woman trying to gain acceptance as a scientist. He notes Rosy's courage in continuing to work until shortly before her death.

Epilogue Analysis

E F cters in the book. Although throughout much of the book she functions as an antagonist, causing problems for the other scientists, the author reveals that he recognizes, in hindsight, the...

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