Relationships In The Miracle Worker

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In the story, The Miracle Worker, Annie is shown to have many relationships with individuals in the Keller home. One of the main relationships that stood out in the story is that of Kate Keller and Annie. I will focus on Annie’s relationship with Kate Keller since both women have played an important role in assisting Helen. Kate is the mother of Helen and she really loves and adores her daughter. Since Helen is deaf and mute, Kate finds it difficult to converse with Helen. Kate, desperately, needed help with Helen because she found it difficult to control her daughter.Annie, a student, who comes to assist Helen sees something amazing in Helen and wants to help her. Annie thinks that Mrs. Keller is really nice, but when she gets in the way of Helen’s…show more content…
Although, Kate wondered how a young girl could help with Helen, since, the Kellers could not get Helen to sit still, or even to behave. Kate was expecting a governess that was older than a twenty-year-old, Annie. Annie told Kate the advantages she possesses in helping Helen such as, her too was blind. The fact that Annie was blind caught Kate’s attention. In addition, Annie continued to convince Kate on why she is the right person to help Helen when she mentioned that Dr. Howe taught her all she needed to know. Kate began to warm up to Annie and wondered how a young girl like her would have enough confidence to teach Helen. Annie persuaded Kate and as a result, she gave her the job to take care of Helen. Kate seems to like that Annie has a sense of humor, and this can allow for both women to relate to each other. Kate feels good about Annie and welcomed her into her home when she said: “...We’ll do all we can to help, and to make you feel at home. Don’t think of us as strangers, Miss Annie” (p.30). It shows that both Kate and Annie have a great start to a relationship in achieving their goal to help
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