Helen Keller Book Report

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Helen Keller suddenly began learning words for everything around her. In a very short time, her knowledge of language equalled and then surpassed that of most seeing and hearing people.

After the illness, Helen became a difficult child. She threw tantrums, breaking lamps and dishes. She terrorized neighbors and visiting members of her extended family. Kate and Arthur were advised to send her to an institution, but they could not bear to send Helen to such a limited life.
A much bigger issue for Helen and the entire family, however, was the matter of Helen's table manners. Helen ate with her fingers and habitually took anything she wanted off other people's plates.
Anne Sullivan arrived in Alabama on March 3, 1887. She immediately attempted
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Even the Frost King incident which left Helen devastated and bewildered and which irreparably damaged her friendship with Mr. Anagnos receives a mention in her book as it has contributed to her development and Helen wants others not to glamorize her life but to recognize that all her experiences, her family and friends and her difficulties have made her a stronger person and have helped make her a well-rounded…show more content…
Helen felt that she did not fit in very well with people and she finds team-work in groups or associations difficult to achieve.
A mostly subconscious process that she was apt to over indulge in because it was so familiar and hence easy for her. Helen Keller had a great capacity for sympathy, tenderness, and caring, which was a gift that she was apt to over bestow at times. For balance, Helen Keller needed to foster mature self-discipline, self-control, and personal responsibility.
When under stress, she had a strong instinct to retreat back to the nest, to be a child again, or to become overwhelmed with feelings and longings to be taken care of. Also, she encouraged others to depend on her emotionally (and otherwise) to an unhealthy degree. Helen Keller needed to learn how to set limits and to turn off the flow of support when necessary.
It was in her dealings with money, financial security, tangible assets and possessions that she was most likely to wrestle with these issues. The qualities described above are ones Helen Keller needed to integrate in tangible ways: how she made a living, built assets and a secure material base, what she did with the resources she
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