Madame Curie - Part Three: XIX Alone and XX Successes and Ordeals Summary & Analysis

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Marie's father-in-law assists her with raising her daughters until his death in 1910. She buries him underneath Pierre in the family plot. She continues her work, striving to build the laboratory that Pierre always wanted, while Irene shows promise in mathematics and Eve becomes a talented musician. Marie encourages their intellectual pursuits, teaches them Polish and wastes no time training them in etiquette. Meanwhile, she beings an education collective and continues to teach.

In the public realm, Marie Curie's name drums up controversy as her fame spreads. There are those who adore her and those who malign her for challenging traditional male roles. She ignores both sides. After being honored in a ceremony in the now-independent Poland, Marie's efforts to build a laboratory come to fruition in the Institute of Radium in Paris. The Institute opens in July 1914.

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