Throughout Sullivan’s journey to create a miracle for the blind-and-deaf Helen Keller; Annie had to keep her head high through the challenges. The only way the teacher could do so is by being determined. Members of the Keller family have doubted her; her memories have come back to haunt her, but her soul was pulled through to prove that she is a sound teacher that can teach the six-year-old. In that case, determination deters one from failure. Primarily, determination can take people in different directions.
Growing up was different for Helen Keller. She could not communicate with others and no one could get through to her. Because of this she was called a "wild child". When Helen was seven, Anne Sullivan arrived from the Perkins School for the Blind, and changed Helen 's and her family 's lives. Anne also had poor vision and was sent to the Perkins School to learn how to teach blind children.
She started to act weird; she screamed and kick when she was angry and because of her wild behavior , many of her “ relatives felt she should be institutionalized.” (Helen Keller Biography 1) In 1886, Keller’s mother was in search for someone to help Keller with her learning ability and her education. Dr. J. Julian Chisolm was a specialist who examined Keller, he recommended to see Alexander Graham Bell. Bell was working with deaf children at the time and he suggested Keller and her family to visit Perkins Institute for the Blind in Boston. That is when Keller meet Anne Sullivan, who spent the rest of her life with Keller. Helen Keller is considered as a hero because she was not any ordinary girl and changed the impossible to possible.
The narrator tells how hard she constantly worked to support her family, but her daughter, she didn’t receive enough attention from her mother. The mother tried her best to be there for her daughter but had to be a mom to her other children as well. The narrator notices she isn’t very familiar with her child and when the teacher asked her to come in and talk about her daughter, causes the narrator to flashback on the past nineteen years. The fact that the mother can not answer simple questions with her child’s teacher, makes her realize that she didn’t spend an appropriate amount of time with her daughter, and regrets it. It took multiple comedy performances of the daughter’s act for her mother to go and see her perform.
She had a mentally ill mother and an absent father, who would occasionally visit but only offer discouragement. Laila also grew up with a mentally ill mother, but had a stable, present father that was there to offer support and encouragement. Her father not only allowed her to receive an education, but empowered her to do so. It is highlighted throughout the novel how the upbringing and home environment of two young women can affect the woman that they eventually will become. In the first part of the book, the reader is introduced to Mariam.
Jane Eyre: A Quest for True Happiness Charlotte Bronte’s classic heartfelt novel entitled “Jane Eyre” depicts how an unloved orphan constantly wishes for affection and acceptance throughout her life. Even at an early age in life, she never truly understood what it meant to be “loved” and what it means to “love” others. With this, maturing into a young lady definitely opened her eyes to the realities of life. Moreover, the novel also depicts a patriarchal society where women aren’t respected with dignity and equality. In this coming of age novel, discover how a young woman courageously faced her fears and triumphed with love in the end.
Although Annie faced many obstacles while attempting to teach Helen the meaning of language, she was able to triumph over Keller’s handicaps. The non-fiction drama titled The Miracle Worker written by William Gibson depicted the methods that Annie utilized to educate Helen on how to behave and converse with others. The drama expressed that for one to succeed in their endeavors, they must persevere through the hardships. Initially, the theme shown in The Miracle Worker is that one must overcome their obstacles to achieve their goals. This is portrayed by hinting at Annie’s traumatizing past.
Kate realized, when Helen first communicated with words, that she is not only happy about this, but opposingly feels deprived. In many ways in that moment Kate both found and lost a child. Kate gained a child the moment Helen first truly communicated with her using words that had an understood meaning. Before this, Kate felt as if her child were miles from her, separated by Helen’s blindness and deafness. “There are of course all kinds of separation, Katie has lived with one kind for five years.
She was important to other people with disabilities because she inspired people a lot. She showed that blind and deaf people deserve respect. One way she showed persistence was when she applied to college another way was when she learned letters, words and sentences. She kept wanting learn more and more. Even today the life of Helen who successfully conquered obstacles in life is indeed a source of inspiration and zeal to
She learns that she is overwhelmed with everything that is going on in her life. Moreover, she starts to get more comfortable in her new life and appreciates what she has. Instead of yelling at the baby and getting angry at Destiny, she starts to love her baby and tells herself that everything will be alright. This book was not difficult to read but it was a story that teaches you lessons on how to combat problems in your life no matter the size. As an English teacher, I would recommend this work to be for a recreational book