In simplest terms, The Miracle Worker is the story of how one person can enter the lives of others and change them forever. During the course of the play, Annie Sullivan enters the Keller household and through her work to teach Helen—who is deaf, mute, and blind—language, ends up changing all of the character's perceptions of the world, as well as changing her own world-view. By the end of the play the "miracle" that she works, teaching Helen language, has a direct effect on everyone's life and the way in which they live it.
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