Helen's firm determination and hard work enabled her to achieve what she wanted. Elaborate this statement in 150 words with regards to The Story of My Life.

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mrshh eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I will provide some examples below of how Helen's determination and hard work allowed her to achieve many things in her life.

Helen did not learn to fully communicate until she was seven years old.  This only happened when Annie Sullivan came to be her teacher.  Despite this delay, Helen was a fast learner.  Once Helen first made the connection between the letters being spelled into her hands and the things around her, she made great strides in her learning.  She worked very hard and her determination helped her to even attend college.  

In college, Helen could not listen to the professors in order to take notes.  Instead, she needed someone to spell every word of the teacher's lecture into her hand.  Helen was able to follow along, but she could not take notes.  Despite this challenge and others, Helen still graduated Magna Cum Laude.

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