Effects Of Love In The Miracle Worker

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“If love is judged by its visible effects, it often looks more like hatred.” As stated in the quote, individuals tend to express their affection towards their beloved in rather aggressive manners, and thus the process of transferring one’s love to another often times are interpreted as hatred. However, this is only when love is judged to the extent of visible effects. The actions actually show an insight of their genuine love, but the clumsiness in expressing is what people mistakenly perceive as “loathing” and “detestation.” As a result, the relationship of people is developed in contrary to the original intent of the individual’s actions, creating disputes. In William Gibson’s play based on Helen Keller’s life, The Miracle Worker, the characters also struggle with similar relationship conflicts revolving around the idea of visible love throughout the story. The hostile interactions between characters in the play illustrate possible revulsions, but it actually contains one character’s sincere endearment, which was awkwardly expressed. In other words, Gibson’s dramatic techniques portray the treatment of love among characters as hatred when solely evaluated from its externals, but divulges it’s in-depth essence of love when explored innerly.
First and foremost, Annie Sullivan’s gestures when interacting with Helen Keller appear to imply hatred towards Helen. Throughout the acts, Annie is shown teaching Helen mercilessly such as during the breakfast scene when “Annie’s hand
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