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Madame Curie Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part 1: Chapter 6 Summary

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Part 1: Chapter 6 Summary

Despite her minor successes in educating her peasant students, Manya begins to despair of ever realizing her own ambition—to study in Paris. Her first year as a governess disillusions the practical girl who sees now how futile her plan was. Her father needs her; Bronya has four more years of study in Paris before she can make any money; and Manya is unable to save enough for her own future. She feels there is no escape.

Her days are grueling: she works up to eleven hours and then, at nine at night, she does her own reading. When she is too tired to read, she works algebra problems to keep her mind nimble. She tries to get up early to continue her own studies, but often cannot drag herself out of bed.

Her depression is compounded by a failed romance. Manya, not yet 19, has...

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