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Albert Einstein, the great physicist and philosopher, was born in Germany 1879 in a Jewish family and his life must always be seen within the content of the provincial Swabian-folkways in a rural characteristic. Einsteinís character was so simple that people were astonished that he was able to deduce such complex theories. His childhood also shows contradictions about his failure in school and rejection to teachers. The worldís genius, Einstein, never settled down in one country nor admired Hitler as most of German people. Although he was a simple and optimistic character his life doesnít reflect a normal stable attitude.
As a child, Albertís parents feared that he might be retarded child since he wasnít able to talk before he was three-year old; he also continued to have trouble in speaking fluently for several years. In elementary school his performance was so bad that his parents were sure that he was mentally retarded. His classmates and teachers used to call him names because of his peculiar attitude such as repeating his own words and observing the ceilings for such a long time. Albertís reaction wasnít positive, he just isolated himself more. May be his failure in elementary school was due to the fact that he rejected to be taught by others. He preferred to teach himself instead. So when he was a teenager he taught himself advanced Mathematics and science. Einstein carried on with this pattern of independent study for the rest of his life.
His father, although a merchant, possessed an inclination for technical matters and so he managed an electrical business where he invented and sold equipment such as dynamos and electrical lamps. He introduced Einstein to the mystery of matter when he gave him a compass at the age of four, which seemed to Einstein that it came from another world as it behaved in such a determined way that it didnít fit to his into the nature of events. He said ďthis experience made a deep and lasting impression on meĒ and he was so puzzled that he deduced that ďsomething deeply hidden had to be behind thingsĒ (Albert Einstein Historical and cultural perspectives). Moreover, his father used to take him at the electromechanical fairs to present his electrical inventions. Perhaps such attitude from Albertís father had helped him to desire physics and imagine the unknown puzzles of the physical world. However, Albert didnít see an optimistic world through his motherís world as he saw through his fatherís and hence she didnít have such impact on him as his father.
Einstein changed his nationality several times from German, which he renounced in 1894, to Swiss in1900 because he had been studying at the Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich since 1896. When Hitler came to power in 1933, Einstein decided to leave Germany and never to return. He then emigrated to the United States to make his home at the Institute of Advanced Studies and became a U
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