The Story of My Life by Helen Keller

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Character Sketch Of Helen Keller

Give a brief character sketch of Helen Keller, Annie Sullivan, Alexander Graham Bell and Mr. Anagnos in The Story of My Life by Helen Keller.

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Helen Keller is the author of the memoir The Story of My Life. Left deaf and blind by a childhood illness, Helen grows up into a remarkable adult who is full of life and love for learning, nature, and her friends. She also works tirelessly to educate the public about the rights and needs of people with disabilities. Annie Sullivan is Helen’s patient and determined young teacher from the Perkins Institute for the Blind. Alexander Graham Bell is a famous inventor who recommends the Perkins Institute to Helen’s parents. Dr. Anagnos is the director of the Institute and encourages both Annie and Helen.


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Helen Keller is the main character in The Story of My Life which is a personal account of Helen's young life after she has a debilitating illness as a baby and is rendered blind and deaf. Annie Sullivan, Alexander Graham Bell and Mr Anagnos all change Helen's life dramatically and it is her first meeting with Dr. Bell which starts the process of her education and her fulfillment. In chapter III, Helen reflects how "that interview would be the door through which I should pass from darkness into light." 

Helen is a very expressive person and once she learns how to communicate, she is tireless...

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