Helen Keller: The Story Of My Life

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Helen Keller was an American educator that overcame the adversity of being blind and deaf. She became one of the 20th century’s leading humanitarians, and at the same time the co-founder of the ACLU. Helen Adams Keller was born on June 27, 1880 in Tuscumbia, Alabama. In 1882, she was struck by an illness that left her deaf and blind. At the beginning of 1887, Helen met a teacher called Anne Sullivan. Anne helped Helen make a massive progress with her ability to communicate. Later on, Keller went to college, graduating in 1904. In 1920, Keller helped found the ACLU. During her lifetime, she received many honors in remembrance of her accomplishments. Helen was the oldest sibling in her family, born to Arthur H. Keller and Katherine Adams Keller. She…show more content…
The theme of The Story of My Life by Helen Keller is the power of perseverance to overcome great obstacles. Keller is struck with an illness when she is a very young child, and that left her blind and deaf, so she exists in a world of confusion. She cannot communicate with others but wants desperately to make herself understood and understand others at the same time. She writes, ‘At times that I kicked and screamed until I was exhausted,” (Keller 14). Keller with the help of her teacher, Anne Sullivan, goes on from this state of frustration to learn to write and many other things. Through many hours of hard work, she attends Radcliffe college. In her studies she has to apply herself with more dedication that other students, but she does and so and she succeeds. The Story of My Life by Helen Keller is an autobiographical narration of the first twenty-two years of Helen’s life. Since she was a young girl, she was always interested in everything she touched, so she was eager to learn about it. She never gave up on anything, even though she knew that she’s deaf and blind. She grew up learning everything she ever wanted such as speaking and reading, from

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