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by William Gibson

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How does Annie Sullivan change in The Miracle Worker?

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The Miracle Worker is based on the involvement of Anne Sullivan in the life of a young Helen Keller, left blind and deaf after an illness when she was a baby. In formulating the story, William Gibson, used Anne's actual letters and the autobiography, The Story of My Life, by Helen Keller herself. 

Annie Sullivan's first job is to educate Helen. She is only partially-sighted herself, having had an operation to restore her sight and aged only twenty. She has a different background from the Keller family and must learn to...

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