In Act II of "The Miracle Worker," what is Captain Keller's reaction to Annie's work with Helen?

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Captain Keller's reaction to Annie's work with Helen is a combination of disapproval and anger.  His approach to Helen is to ignore her completely, even when she is disrupting the table during meals, so as to complete his meal and have a conversation. 

Annie has a totally different view on how to deal with Helen, and she believes that Captain Keller's attitude and behavior have a direct impact on Helen's out of control behavior. 

"The Captain, angry at Annie and her treatment of his daughter, wants to fire the young teacher but is persuaded by Kate and Aunt Ev to grant Annie's request to isolate herself and Helen in the garden house for an entire week."

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