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The Story of My Life

In the summer of 1880 in Alabama, Helen Keller was born at home. Her life began in the modest cottage home her father, a former confederate officer, had built alongside the family plantation....

Latest answer posted June 20, 2015 10:18 pm UTC

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It is not precisely clear what is the last thing Keller remembered before her illness. After being ill, she remembers the light getting dimmer and dimmer before going out altogether. Most...

Latest answer posted June 20, 2018 12:56 pm UTC

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When she was a child, Helen enjoyed hunting for guinea-fowl eggs and visiting the horse stables, corn-sheds, and the yard where the cows were milked. She relates that she often assisted in milking...

Latest answer posted April 7, 2017 1:21 pm UTC

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Miss Sullivan takes Helen Keller on a walk to the banks of the Tennessee River in the spring not long after she arrived at Helen's home as her tutor. Helen has learned to communicate using manual...

Latest answer posted July 1, 2018 11:41 am UTC

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As we learn from the first chapter of Helen Keller's autobiography, The Story of My Life, Helen came from a very noteworthy Southern family of Tuscumbia, Alabama. Her father was Arthur Henley...

Latest answer posted August 23, 2015 7:15 am UTC

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Since Helen Keller was blind and deaf, a regular formal education was a challenge. She had been taught from a young age by Anne Sullivan, one on one and usually in the garden. This education...

Latest answer posted July 15, 2016 10:39 pm UTC

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The Story of My Life

The Story of My Life has several meanings. It is, first, the account of Helen Keller's life, from her birth, the illness when she was 18 months old that robbed her of her sight and hearing, her...

Latest answer posted June 2, 2017 10:08 am UTC

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Helen had always dreamed about visiting the ocean. She writes, “I had always lived far inland and had never had so much as a whiff of salt air; but I had read in a big book called 'Our World' a...

Latest answer posted March 12, 2018 1:37 pm UTC

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Dr. Alexander Graham Bell, who patented the first telephone, was in many ways Helen's savior (along with Anne Sullivan). Helen's father consulted with Alexander Graham Bell in Washington. At this...

Latest answer posted October 5, 2017 2:00 pm UTC

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Though Helen could no longer hear after she became deaf, she could feel the vibrations of sound. She loved to placed her hands on an object or living thing as it was making a sound. Helen had...

Latest answer posted October 17, 2016 4:18 am UTC

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In preparation for Radcliffe College, Helen enrolled in the Cambridge School for Young Ladies. This institution was also called the Gilman School. Helen faced many challenges in this new learning...

Latest answer posted March 21, 2016 7:23 am UTC

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Below, I wrote a first-person character sketch of Mr. Anagnos, Director of the Perkins Institute for the Blind: In the summer of 1886, Mr. Arthur Keller wrote to me at the advice of the eminent Dr....

Latest answer posted September 19, 2016 11:01 pm UTC

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Helen Keller had an interest in nature even as a toddler. She loved to be out in nature. It brought her both comfort and joy. When learning, the study of nature was a topic of special interest...

Latest answer posted June 26, 2016 6:45 am UTC

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Helen describes learning about abstract terms in Chapter 6. The two specific concepts she writes about here are “love” and “think.” It took her a while to understand what “love” is. After all,...

Latest answer posted August 22, 2016 1:33 pm UTC

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The Story of My Life by Helen Keller is an autobiography, which was published when the author was in her early twenties. In it, Helen told her life story from birth until she was in college....

Latest answer posted June 15, 2016 5:57 am UTC

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Helen mentions that she always struggled with arithmetic and found it to be the most uninteresting subject. Initially, Miss Sullivan taught Helen how to count by stringing beads together in groups,...

Latest answer posted July 2, 2018 1:17 pm UTC

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Many people have been inspired by Helen Keller's autobiography, The Story of My Life. This book has been inspiring others to persevere in difficult circumstances for over one hundred years....

Latest answer posted June 4, 2016 6:07 am UTC

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In Helen Keller’s book, The Story of My Life, Anne Sullivan is the woman who overcame her own visual deficiencies to become the teacher, confidant, and dear friend to Helen Keller. As a poor, young...

Latest answer posted September 25, 2015 3:16 pm UTC

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One day, Helen and Miss Sullivan went walking in the woods. They found a nice shade tree, and Miss Sullivan suggested that they eat their midday meal under it. Helen decided to stay in the tree...

Latest answer posted October 27, 2016 6:17 am UTC

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Helen Keller wrote The Story of My Life in order to provide inspiration to others who may not otherwise believe that success can come to a disabled or inflicted person. She knows that it will be...

Latest answer posted July 15, 2013 10:39 am UTC

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Miss Annie Sullivan was Helen Keller's teacher, friend, and companion. Without Miss Sullivan, Helen may never have learned how to communicate effectively. Helen described the incredible impact Miss...

Latest answer posted September 23, 2016 7:24 am UTC

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Helen Keller was a year old when she lost her eyesight and hearing due to an illness. Before this, she was a baby who enjoyed nature. Her mother noticed that as a baby Helen was "attracted by the...

Latest answer posted October 17, 2016 3:08 am UTC

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While Helen Keller had a sincere and lifelong love of learning instilled in her by Miss Sullivan, she did find test-taking at Radcliffe challenging. This caused her to muse on her exam experience...

Latest answer posted March 23, 2018 11:58 am UTC

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After weeks of perseverance and many attempts, Miss Sullivan was able to teach Helen the connection between words and objects. She taught her young student that everything had a name. This opened...

Latest answer posted May 29, 2016 7:23 am UTC

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Chapter 23 is the last chapter in Part I, and, in it, Keller describes the many friends who have made her life so full and happy. One of these friends is Bishop Brooks, with whom Keller had a long...

Latest answer posted January 2, 2017 1:24 am UTC

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As a Helen grows from a toddler who is blind and deaf to a school-age child, she becomes increasingly frustrated with her inability to communicate. She cannot learn and grow internally. She doesn't...

Latest answer posted April 24, 2018 4:45 pm UTC

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Helen Keller spends a good deal of time in her memoir discussing her love of reading and mentioning beloved books. At first, having been deprived for so long of new experiences, she just loved...

Latest answer posted March 24, 2019 10:19 pm UTC

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When Anne Sullivan comes to Helen Keller, she opens up whole new worlds of learning. Despite the fact that little Helen is blind and deaf, Miss Sullivan teaches her language by spelling words into...

Latest answer posted June 12, 2016 5:05 pm UTC

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Helen Keller's life is inexplicably changed when she is struck down by an illness at the age of nineteen months , which leaves her deaf and blind. She cannot understand how, just as her life...

Latest answer posted July 3, 2013 4:01 pm UTC

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The Story of My Life by Helen Keller is an autobiographical account of the life of a young woman who was deaf and blind. It was published in 1903, when Keller was 22 years old, and consists of 23...

Latest answer posted May 29, 2015 4:13 pm UTC

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The incident of the towel doll shows Helen as an engaged, intelligent child with her own ideas about the world, and she is happy when she is able to communicate her needs. Notably she receives the...

Latest answer posted July 18, 2017 11:06 am UTC

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Being the first child in her family, Helen's naming was significant, and she mentions that everyone was "emphatic" about it. Her father initially wanted to name her Mildred Campbell, who was a...

Latest answer posted July 9, 2018 12:17 pm UTC

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In chapter 2 of her memoir, called "Personality," Keller writes in her diary in 1894 while attending the Wright-Humason School that she wants to learn four things: to think clearly, love sincerely,...

Latest answer posted July 26, 2018 9:17 pm UTC

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Helen Keller was excited to visit the ocean for the first time, but it frightened her when she first went in it. When she was eight years old in the summer of 1888, Helen Keller visited the ocean...

Latest answer posted July 11, 2016 5:58 pm UTC

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Anyone reading The Story of My Life by Helen Keller comes to understand her struggles and how complicated life is for her but at the same time, the reader is left with a feeling of admiration that,...

Latest answer posted August 15, 2013 7:29 am UTC

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In The Story of My Life, Helen Keller recounts many of the incidents that changed her life without which, undoubtedly, she may not have achieved everything she did.Helen has the ability to learn...

Latest answer posted July 26, 2013 3:05 pm UTC

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College did not live up to Helen Keller’s expectations because she previously loved learning for the sake of learning and she felt that college did not allow for that. Helen Keller was very...

Latest answer posted May 30, 2016 4:30 am UTC

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The Story of My Life is Helen Keller's autobiographical account of the first twenty two years of her life. It is NOT a novel as a novel is a fictitious story which includes elements of real life...

Latest answer posted June 9, 2013 12:35 pm UTC

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The Story of My Life by Helen Keller is an autobiographical account of the first twenty two years of Helen's life. It is not a novel as a novel is a work of fiction, even if sometimes based on a...

Latest answer posted August 12, 2013 12:18 pm UTC

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In The Story of My Life, Helen Keller describes herself as an avid learner. As soon as she got the language connection at the pump, she began learning words as quickly as possible. She sought out...

Latest answer posted September 23, 2016 1:52 pm UTC

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According to the website Live Science, Helen Keller almost certainly contracted meningococcal meningitis when she became ill at nineteen months of age. Meningitis is caused by a bacterium that's...

Latest answer posted March 27, 2019 1:47 am UTC

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The impression that the reader forms of young Helen is that she is a very bright child who is at first trapped by her handicaps, but she bravely overcomes them. Since she was only a small child...

Latest answer posted June 8, 2017 6:57 am UTC

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Helen Keller suffered a debilitating illness as a baby and as a result she spent the rest of her life deaf and blind. The Story of My Life traces her efforts to cope and to make the most of her...

Latest answer posted August 21, 2015 10:07 am UTC

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In her autobiography, The Story of My Life, Helen Keller confesses to having been quite a wild child before she met her teacher Anne Sullivan. Her wildness is seen in the fact that she was prone to...

Latest answer posted August 20, 2015 8:24 am UTC

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Chapter 11 is part of Helen Keller's description of entering fully into normal life and society after Miss Sullivan taught her how to communicate. Keller, in this chapter, recounts enjoying to the...

Latest answer posted June 27, 2018 3:12 pm UTC

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Dr Bell, best known now as an inventor, was a doctor who helped people with hearing deficiencies. Keller first meets him when she is six years old: He held me on his knee while I examined his...

Latest answer posted March 24, 2016 11:38 am UTC

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After Anne Sullivan arrived to teach Helen Keller in 1887, Sullivan gave Keller a doll and traced the letters for "doll" in Keller's hand. Helen Keller imitated the slow finger movements that her...

Latest answer posted June 13, 2017 11:50 am UTC

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Based on Anne Sullivan's report dated 1890, found at the end of Helen Keller's autobiography in the section titled "A Supplementary Account of Helen Keller's Life and Education," we learn that in...

Latest answer posted March 16, 2016 7:00 am UTC

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While Helen Keller was often angry and had tantrums as a young child because of the frustrations of being blind and deaf, she also offers evidence that she knew how she was supposed to behave in a...

Latest answer posted June 11, 2018 11:31 am UTC

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Helen Keller faced many setbacks. In the first year and a half of her life, she showed developmental progress and intelligence. She began to speak at six months old. She also imitated the...

Latest answer posted June 20, 2016 5:25 am UTC

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