It is a modern Greek Tragedy of Temperament
… and Gender.
The Fates can be cruel or kind, or both.
It seems so in this story. This story is about discovery. This story is about life and death.
She had worked hard all her life. She had overcome her circumstance. Latin: Circum– to encircle, stance to take a position, to contend. Yes, it had been a man’s world, she was surrounded by her society and her family who discouraged her from her passion: science. Of course, other women had suffered discrimination before her: Marie Curie and Emmy Noether to name two, but they had their families to teach them, encourage and help them. Nobody had encouraged her, certainly not her family, and still was a man’s world in science in 1952. She had to rely on herself, so she thought and acted.
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