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Madame Curie Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part 1: Chapter 3 Summary

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Part 1: Chapter 3 Summary

Manya's adolescence is marked by a more pronounced conflict between the specter of Russian oppression and her love of learning. Manya and Hela are still in school, but Bronya, who is grown, has taken over management of the house. Joseph is studying medicine at the Faculty of Medicine, to the envy of his sisters, who are forbidden to attend the University of Warsaw because they are women. The Sklodovskas now live in a more comfortable building with a tranquil courtyard. Under the care of their studious, freethinking father, the Sklodovska children focus on one thing: learning.

Manya is now fourteen. She and Hela attend a government Gymnasium (the only kind of school that awards a recognized diploma), where the antagonist now takes the form of Mademoiselle Mayer, the Superintendent of Studies. Although Manya is a brilliant student, Mademoiselle Mayer believes Manya to be stubborn and...

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