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.
In the novel, Through the four different sisters, Louisa Alcott explores four possible ways to deal with being a women bound by the constraints of the century’s social expectations: marry young and create a new family, as Meg did; be subservient and dutiful to one’s parents, as Beth did; focus on one’s art, pleasure, and person, as Amy did at first; or struggle to live both a dutiful family and a good professional life of your own, as Jo did. Therefore, we can say that Meg and Beth somehow conform to society’s expectations of the role that women
A mother is not just simply as a woman who gave birth to a child, but a woman who can raise, comfort, and care for their child. A mother’s job can change depending on what social standing they are in and what time they live in. My mother is by far the strongest person I know. She has gone through more struggles than any person should have to. People always asked me “Why is your mother a hero?” I always said “she has gotten my back since day one.”
I don’t know why I’ve taken such a terrible dislike to her” (Frank 51). (m2MB) Anne realizes that she needs to stay calm and respect her mother, but she has great difficulty in doing so. Anne acknowledges that she and her mother do not have the expected mother-daughter relationship. In some cases, mothers and daughters do not have the ideal, loving relationship. Instead, they may dislike each other and fight.
“I [Annie Sullivan] know the education of this child [Helen Keller] will be the distinguishing event of my life, if I have the brains and perseverance to accomplish it”. Annie Sullivan was at first looked down upon by Helen Keller’s family. Annie was hired as a governess to teach Helen how to communicate and to watch over Helen. Helen’s family would tell Annie that there was no hope in teaching Helen—a blind and deaf child—to properly behave and communicate. Although Annie faced many obstacles while attempting to teach Helen the meaning of language, she was able to triumph over Keller’s handicaps.
In The Miracle Worker, William Gibson wrote the stage directions “... Helen spells a word to her. Kate comprehends it, their first act of verbal communication, and she can hardly utter the word aloud, in wonder, gratitude, and deprivation; it is a moment in which she simultaneously finds and loses a child” (Pg. 118). Kate Keller faced an incredible change when Helen’s miracle of understanding the meaning behind words took place. Kate realized, when Helen first communicated with words, that she is not only happy about this, but opposingly feels deprived.
Introducing to the readers from the start, Laila’s nickname was “Inquilabi Girl” or “The Revolutionary Girl” (Hosseini 112). That foreshadows the role Laila is going to have in the story. Contrasting to Mariam’s background, Laila has progressive parents, that understand the importance of education. Due to her mother’s absence, she has a close relationship with her father (Babi). The bond shared between Babi and Laila contributed to the independent nature of Laila.
For example, Jane never liked their teacher Miss Scatcherd because she was always rude to Helen, but Helen always pointed out the good in their teacher, even when Jane saw the bad. Jane got upset with Helen for always being so collected, but when she saw that Helen was still calm, even after her outburst, she learned to also be more serene. Even though Helen wasn’t a big part in the book, she had a big impact on Jane and the woman she became. Helen dying also helped Jane become a more independent person. Mrs.Reed was always cold and bitter towards Jane and
In the beginning of the story, the relationship between the narrator and the teacher appears to be rigid, as Emily’s mother is immediately defensive of her child’s welfare. After the teacher ensures that she is “deeply interested in helping” the young girl who is still maturing, the narrator immediately retorts with, “Even if I came, what good would it do? You think because I am her mother I have a key, or that in some way you could use me as a key?” She then goes on to discuss how wonderful and beautiful Emily was as a baby, which will later be contrasted as the young girl begins to age and becomes more thin and frail. The fact
While Helen kind of disses herself right after this quote, Brett Harrison agrees that it is a cute scene in his essay, The Real ‘Miss Temple’,“In this self-deprecating manner Helen Burns underlines the virtues of Miss Temple…”. While helen goes on about how she can’t stay focused in Miss Scatcherd’s class, she doesn’t realize that she admits exactly what is wrong with Miss Scatcherd’s way of teaching. The reason that Miss Temple gets much more attention from Helen is because her teaching was different than most of the other teachers in the Victorian era. This proves that Victorian school children were not taught information well because of the harsh treatment from the