The Miracle Worker Essays

  • The Miracle Worker Analysis

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    obstacles with determination. This determination is shown throughout the nonfiction play, The Miracle Worker, written by William Gibson. Annie Sullivan was the teacher of Helen Keller—a blind and deaf six year old girl. After weeks of discipline and training, Helen was finally able to understand that words and letters meant something. Without determination, Annie would not have been able to achieve this miracle. Accomplishing teaching with success is troublesome without the determination to do so.

  • Obstacles In The Miracle Worker

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    Everyone has to overcome some obstacles in life even if you don't want to. The characters in the play The Miracle Worker by William Gibson are Helen, James, Annie, Captain Helen's dad, and Kate Helen's mom. Multiple characters had to overcome obstacles in the play . Two main characters had to overcome obstacles, especially, Helen because she had multiple disabilities. Helen was very spoiled and mostly only did what she wanted. Annie, Helen's teacher, believed in Helen and tried to teach her manners

  • Love In The Miracle Worker

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    that people mistakenly perceive as “loathing” and “detestation.” As a result, the relationship of people are developed in contrary to the original intent of the individual’s actions, creating disputes. In William Gibson’s drama based novel, The Miracle Worker, the characters also struggle

  • Examples Of Pity In The Miracle Worker

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    once said: “Pity is cruel. Pity Destroys”. Pity may seem like a positive thing to have, to feel “sorry” for someone, but in reality, it is not. Pity can make it difficult for people to learn and improve, just like Helen Keller in the play The Miracle Worker, by William Gibson. Helen Keller was a blind and deaf girl, whose family commiserated her for her disabilities. They hired a lady named Anne Sullivan to teach her. Sullivan came to Keller, and luckily, she lacked the pity that Helen’s parents

  • The Miracle Worker Play Analysis

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    Author, Paul J. Meyer, once said “Communication—the human connection—is the key to personal and career success.” In the play, The Miracle Worker by William Gibson, the universal theme of understanding through communication is present similarly to the quote. The Miracle Worker is about the story of Helen Keller—a blind and deaf girl who lives in Tuscumbia, Alabama. Helen Keller is taught by the patient and determined governess, Annie Sullivan. Sullivan teaches Keller when she is adolescent girl, who

  • Effects Of Love In The Miracle Worker

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    mistakenly perceive as “loathing” and “detestation.” As a result, the relationship of people is developed in contrary to the original intent of the individual’s actions, creating disputes. In William Gibson’s play based on Helen Keller’s life, The Miracle Worker, the characters also struggle with similar relationship conflicts revolving around the idea of visible love throughout the story. The hostile interactions between characters in the play illustrate possible revulsions, but it actually contains

  • Examples Of Trust In The Miracle Worker

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    been before. They are expected to work miracles and teach somebody who is blind, deaf, and mute. There is a family relying on them to be able to teach their disabled daughter. This person is wondering how this can even be possible. The answer: trust. The story of Helen Keller—a blind, deaf, and mute child—and Annie Sullivan—Helen Keller’s teacher or governess who is also legally blind—proved that anything is possible and William Gibson’s The Miracle Worker depicted this quite perfectly; without trust

  • Miracle Worker Determination Essay

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    manager, once stated, “The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination.” Determination is one’s willingness to accomplish a goal, no matter how difficult it is. In playwright William Gibson’s drama, The Miracle Worker, determination is skillfully incorporated through the characters and the actions they take in order to accomplish their goals. The play describes the beginning of the relationship between Annie Sullivan and Helen Keller, a blind, deaf, and mute

  • Quotes From The Miracle Worker

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    Leala Cung 2/2/23 Period 1 The Miracle Worker The Miracle Worker is a movie based on Helen Keller’s childhood and the hardships she faced growing up. Growing up as a deaf and blind child, she faced difficulties when trying to communicate or navigate her way through places. Although she had her family to help her, she was considered spoiled because of her “impairment” she had no control over. However, with perseverance and the determination her family and mentor provided, she was able to learn as

  • The Miracle Worker Helen Keller Quotes

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    we stick to it long enough.” This quote means that everything is possible if we work hard and never give up. Helen Keller’s idea is reflected in The Miracle Worker by William Gibson and can also be tied into the lives of every human being, including mine. Helen Keller’s idea that anything could be achieved by persisting is shown in The Miracle Worker by William Gibson. This play takes place in the 1880’s on the Keller ranch in Tuscumbia, Alabama. Helen Keller, a spoiled six-year-old child, lost her

  • Miracle Worker Movie Vs Play

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    Have you ever met a deaf or blind person? If you have do you ever wonder how they live with being Deafblind? Well in “The Miracle Worker” play and “The Miracle Worker” movie it shows the story of a deafblind person named Helen Keller. The play was written in 1956 by William Gibson and the movie was directed by Arthur Penn and released in 1962. The movie was adapted from the play so it is in a lot of ways alike but the director had to change a lot of things in the movie so in other ways it is also

  • How Does Helen Keller Change In The Miracle Worker

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    she met her first president when she was just 7 years old. In the play “The Miracle Worker” written by William Gibson, the character Helen Keller changes from the beginning to the end of the story. In the story “The Miracle Worker” Annie Sullivan was assigned to teach Helen Keller, a blind, mute and Deaf child. With many obstacles and challenges facing Annie, she is constantly on the brink of failure, hoping for a miracle. Hellen Keller had many unique character traits at the beginning of the play

  • Change In The Miracle Worker

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    can be discovered when one searches deep into its details. 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

  • Miracle Worker Thesis

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    Benjamin Franklin, one of the Founding Fathers, once said, “Energy and persistence conquer all things.” This theme is portrayed in William Gibson’s The Miracle Worker, an inspirational play about how Annie Sullivan taught Helen Keller, a blind and deaf young girl to communicate. Persistence is needed to reach goals—in order to accomplish anything in life, persistence is needed. Each character faces conflicts throughout the play. However, the audience watches them overcome their struggles by not giving

  • Miracle Worker Motivation

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    To be an inspirational teacher you need to have pride in what you do. In the Miracle Worker, The Story Of Ron Clark, and Freedom Writers, inspirational people were told about. These teachers were inspirational to their student(s) because they gave their student(s) a role model to look up to. All of these stories taught amazing lessons about learning, behavior, and so much more. Even though some of these teachers had their ups and downs, they still pushed through and met their goals to help their

  • Helen Keller Quotes

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    In The Miracle Worker, written by William Gibson, Helen Keller, a blind, deaf, and conflicted young girl, shows extreme stubbornness through both actions and what others say about her. Initially, Helen proves to be stubborn when she is pitied for her disabilities; she always ends up with what she desires. For instance, when she was not behaving, she was given sweets to calm her down. The audience views Kate, Viney, and Keller, members of the household, giving Helen a peppermint drop, a tea-cake,

  • 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

  • Helen Keller: A Confederate Civil War Veteran

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    The unknown is so hard to deal with as a mother and as someone that has an illness. I am remember reading about Helen Keller in High School and, I remember even viewing the movie the Miracle Worker that same year in High School. I all ways wanted to know more but, I never knew I wanted to be like her cause, I just know the story of her break through putting the word water together with the feel of seeing it run over her hand. Giving back

  • Helen Keller Accomplishments

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    Your life may be hard, but you aren’t deaf and blind.(FIND NEW) Helen Keller was born on June 27, 1880, in Tuscumbia, Alabama. She was a healthy normal child for the first nineteen months of her life. Kate Adams Keller and Colonel Arthur Keller were her parents. On her mother’s side of the family, she was related to a variety of well known New England families. On her dad’s side, she was related to the Governor of Virginia. Her father was a captain of the army and later got promoted to Marshal. At

  • Helen Keller: One Of America's Heroes

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    human that’s not blind nor deaf. Helen continues to be the nation's "supercrip." Helen receives an academy award in 1955 for a document all about her and later on won another academy award for being in the very first silent film known as "the Miracle Worker" by William Gibson (Feeny). Helen never stopped working hard and she never gave up hope of believing she can become something