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Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! - Part 1: Who Stole the Door? Summary & Analysis

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Part 1: Who Stole the Door? Summary and Analysis

Feynman enters MIT as an undergraduate and joins the fraternity Phi Beta Delta. The Phi Beta Deltas seem to be divided into two factions. One faction includes the partiers and socializers (stereotypical "fraternity guys") and the other includes more studious types (stereotypical "MIT guys"). Feynman seems to have found this arrangement advantageous. He is able to learn social skills from his more socially adept fraternity brothers, and offer them help with their homework in return. His new fraternity brothers teach him to dance and how to talk to women.

They also teach him some unpleasant lessons about social prejudice. His fraternity brothers pressure him to break the date he has made with a waitress he has met, since they do not feel she is of an appropriate social class. He later regrets having...

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