Q. 34.2( 238 Votes )

Explain what the reasons for the following are:-

(i) Einstein leaving the school in Munich for good.

(ii) Einstein wanting to study in Switzerland rather than Munich.

(iii) Einstein seeing in Mileva an ally.

(iv) What do these tell you about Einstein?

Answer :

(i) Einstein left the school in Munich for good because he hated the school’s regimentation.

(ii) Einstein wanted to study in Switzerland rather than Munich because it was a much liberal place.

(iii) Einstein considered Mileva to be a ‘clever creature’. He saw in her an ally against the ‘philistines’ (people who did not like art, literature or music) with whom he was constantly at odds.

(iv) These facts throw light on Einstein’s ways of a liberal lifestyle and the immense amount of respect he had for freedom and liberty. He was a cultured person with a sharp mind.

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