In "The Miracle Worker," why does Annie say that she will never love again and what changes her mind?

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When Annie Sullivan was young, she lived in an almshouse with her younger brother, Jimmie.  They were orphans and only had each other.  When Jimmie died, Annie was devastated.  She vowed to never love anyone again:

Well, you say with love so easy, and I haven’t loved a soul since and I...

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