In The Story of My Life, who would you credit with the restoration of the writer's love for nature—the teacher or the writer herself?

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Helen Keller 's teacher, Anne Sullivan, was able to restore Keller's love of nature after Keller became deaf and blind. In Chapter 4, Keller writes, "Miss Sullivan had taught me to find beauty in the fragrant woods, in every blade of grass." Anne Sullivan brought Keller to the fields and...

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Helen Keller's teacher, Anne Sullivan, was able to restore Keller's love of nature after Keller became deaf and blind. In Chapter 4, Keller writes, "Miss Sullivan had taught me to find beauty in the fragrant woods, in every blade of grass." Anne Sullivan brought Keller to the fields and to the banks of the Tennessee River, and Keller's earliest thoughts became connected to nature. Sullivan later used Keller's love of nature to teach Keller other concepts; for example, Keller at first connected the idea of love with the smell of flowers and the warmth of the sun. Sullivan eventually taught Keller the idea of love by comparing it to a cloud that is untouchable. Connecting education to nature was particularly important for Keller, who learned a great deal by touching. For example, she touched a shell and then learned the story of how a mollusk constructed the shell. Touching objects in nature made them real to Keller, with Sullivan's help. 

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