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Comment 6 of 26, added on May 8th, 2010 at 12:00 AM.
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Comment 5 of 26, added on November 30th, 2009 at 7:04 PM.
Um, Marie Curie discovered Radium, which while radioactive, isn't used in
atomic bombs (Uranium and Plutonium are), and yes the poem is about her, on
the surface, but it's also about what everyone else said, and probably
about what everyone else will say.
Dave from United States
Comment 4 of 26, added on September 7th, 2009 at 7:42 AM.
Marie Curie was the woman who created the succes in making atomic bombs
with atoms, the poem is of Maries success, though how her obsession with it
became the death of her. Contrasting Marie Curies wounds an way of life to
be obsessed with her ambition/professional success also personal
aggrandisement and the consequences.
Comment 3 of 26, added on November 15th, 2007 at 3:57 PM.
Ok sorry but your both wrong! This a a potical poem that deals with a woman
haveing to prove herself in a male dominated sociaty. Rich feels empathy
for Marie because she to had to deal with hard times ("Winters of this
climate") As she to knows what it feels like being a female poet when it
was dominated by man (See "The Roofwalker"). Marie Over exposes herself to
the radiation to prove herself to men. Rich end this poem in a pesstimistic
tone. She is dissapointed that Marie had to die to prove herself
laura from Ireland
Comment 2 of 26, added on March 21st, 2006 at 2:43 AM.
No, no, no. This is all about the feminist paradox. Rich was someone who
was very aware of two separate roles of a feminist; protecting the "sacred
gift" of creation, and fighting opression. In order for Rich to feel that
she was truly a woman, she needed to have children. But this meant that, in
the 60's at least, she would have to become domesticated. She considered
this a fate worse than death, because she could not use her brilliant mind.
Marie Curie's cause of death ironically came from the same source as her
power...purification of radiation. Rich is using this as a complex
metaphor, saying that all women "die" from the source or their power;
Comment 1 of 26, added on August 24th, 2004 at 12:54 AM.
I think this is a wonderful poem. I think it shows that no matter what your
physical conditon your mind has the power to tell you other wise. This may
be a bad thing or a good thing.
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