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Madame Curie Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part 1: Chapter 2 Summary

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Part 1: Chapter 2 Summary

Little Manya is now 10, a brilliant student, two years younger than her classmates. She attends Mademoiselle Sikorska's "private school," is a subversive school in which the teachers secretly teach the history of Poland—in Polish. As the chapter opens, a signal of electric bells sets Manya's class in motion—four girls collect the books and papers and take them out to the dormitory, and the rest take out their sewing—just before the Russian inspector of private boarding schools in Warsaw appears.

Manya is chosen, as always, to answer the inspector's questions, because she is the most knowledgeable and speaks Russian perfectly. After reciting a number of Russian facts, she is forced to recite "Our Father" in Russian. Being forced to worship in her oppressor's tongue humiliates her, and afterward Manya breaks down and cries.

The visit of the inspector has...

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