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The Story of My Life

Helen climbed a tree and was frightened by a storm, but later that spring she climbed another tree anyway. Helen is still young and learning about the world after her “soul’s sudden awakening.”...

Latest answer posted May 30, 2016 2:50 am UTC

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Helen Keller had more resources available to her because she was from a fairly well-off family. Her family was able to hire Anne Sullivan to teach Helen language. Without Anne Sullivan, Helen...

Latest answer posted June 3, 2016 5:53 pm UTC

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When Keller begins to write the story of her childhood as an adult, she observes that she is writing as a woman about what it was like to be a child. She writes that there is a "veil" surrounding...

Latest answer posted June 5, 2017 11:11 am UTC

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Helen Keller is famous for becoming an author and political activist and for attaining a bachelor's degree despite living with multiple impairments. During her time, most people who were deaf...

Latest answer posted March 8, 2016 4:44 pm UTC

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The Story of My Life reveals that Helen Keller is a very positive person despite her challenges. Having been left blind and deaf after an illness when she was a baby, she takes every possible...

Latest answer posted September 24, 2013 1:30 pm UTC

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Mildred Keller is Helen's younger sister as explained in The Story of My Life. There is not a lot of information on Mildred in the autobiography but the reader does learn that, after an event when...

Latest answer posted October 18, 2013 1:23 pm UTC

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Helen Keller loved most aspects of learning once Miss Sullivan's manual writing in her hand opened the pathway to knowledge for her. She was an eager pupil who thrived under her teacher's loving...

Latest answer posted July 2, 2018 10:16 am UTC

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Helen is afraid of nature after she climbs a tree and then a thunderstorm hits. Helen always enjoyed and appreciated nature. She says that Anne taught her that “birds and flowers and I were happy...

Latest answer posted May 21, 2013 7:16 pm UTC

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Helen began her autobiography by introducing her parents and relations. Her mother's maiden name was Kate Adams. When her mother married Arthur H. Keller, she became Kate Adams Keller. Kate's...

Latest answer posted March 21, 2016 6:50 am UTC

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In The Story of My Life, Keller provides a personal and poignant picture of many great men. They leave impressions of kindness and sympathy on her. For example, when she is young, she meets Dr....

Latest answer posted April 8, 2017 12:10 pm UTC

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Chapter 21 of The Story of My Life by Helen Keller talks about her love or reading. She enjoys reading entire books from a wide range of periods and places, and tries to share this love of reading...

Latest answer posted January 19, 2017 9:16 am UTC

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The Story of My Life is an autobiographical account of Helen Keller's first twenty two years. Helen wrote it for two reasons. She knows how privileged she is to have been introduced to so many...

Latest answer posted June 24, 2013 4:43 pm UTC

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In chapter IV of Helen Keller's The Story of my Life, Helen narrates how her teacher, Anne Sullivan, had tried to introduce to Helen the concept of "love". This is significant, since a hearing...

Latest answer posted December 12, 2011 5:36 am UTC

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One lesson that The Story of My Life imparts is that every child deserves an education suited to him or her. Before Anne Sullivan starts working with Helen Keller, Keller is deemed unable to...

Latest answer posted June 9, 2016 12:59 pm UTC

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It may seem odd to answer a question about how Helen Keller’s family became acquainted with the Perkins Institute by introducing Alexander Graham Bell, a man we all know best as the inventor of the...

Latest answer posted May 13, 2016 9:10 pm UTC

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Helen Keller made many claims throughout her autobiography, The Story of My Life. One claim she made was that her plagiarism when she wrote the short story "The Frost King" had been completely...

Latest answer posted November 2, 2016 5:53 am UTC

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The summer of 1887 was when Helen first learned to communicate using the manual alphabet. Helen became desperate to learn all about her surroundings. She was thrilled to be able to communicate,...

Latest answer posted June 15, 2016 6:15 am UTC

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Helen Keller reveals many important incidents in her development during the first twenty two years of her life, as told in her autobiography, The Story of My Life. Helen is far from the perfect...

Latest answer posted August 3, 2013 7:29 pm UTC

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Being both deaf and blind, Helen's education was particularly difficult and some of the most elementary tasks were extremely time-consuming. Helen displayed determination, integrity, courage, and...

Latest answer posted July 2, 2018 12:24 pm UTC

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Even though young Helen Keller was blind and deaf, she still managed to cause a lot of trouble. In her book, Keller describes how as a little girl she was often accompanied by the cook's daughter....

Latest answer posted July 3, 2016 10:20 pm UTC

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Helen Keller was fortunate to have a great intellect and desire to learn, but she initially struggled with the paucity of tools available for deaf and blind people to gather and organize data...

Latest answer posted July 17, 2018 5:34 pm UTC

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Helen Keller had long dreamed of attending Harvard, the foremost college in the United States. In those days, however, only men could go to Harvard, so Keller attended the nearby women's college...

Latest answer posted March 23, 2018 2:10 am UTC

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Little Helen Keller was very upset because she was accused of plagiarism, but she did not intentionally copy anything. It was all about a story she wrote called “The Frost King” that turned out to...

Latest answer posted July 11, 2016 5:35 pm UTC

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In The Story of My Life, Helen Keller's autobiographical account of her childhood, Helen admits that her life would have been torment without Miss Sullivan's intervention. Helen has such a special...

Latest answer posted August 25, 2015 4:44 am UTC

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The name Helen Keller is well-known even by children and Helen, the deaf and mute girl who has inspired so many in her book The Story of My Life, sets out the difficulties, challenges and successes...

Latest answer posted June 22, 2015 10:22 am UTC

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The Story of My Life is Helen Keller's own account of the first twenty one years of her life as she struggles with her disability, being both blind and deaf. At the age of nineteen months, Helen...

Latest answer posted May 15, 2015 7:20 am UTC

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At the very beginning of the book, Keller tells us that the word "water," which was one of the few words she had learned before her illness, remained with her even after she went deaf and blind....

Latest answer posted September 27, 2018 7:16 am UTC

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Keller is expressing a certain reluctance in writing about her life, especially the part when she was very young, before the fever that took away her sight and hearing. This is a little unexpected,...

Latest answer posted March 24, 2016 1:29 am UTC

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Having been left blind and deaf after an illness at the age of nineteen months, Helen Keller relies on her sense of touch to explore and discover the world around her. In The Story of My Life she...

Latest answer posted May 30, 2015 2:09 pm UTC

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The summer of 1887 immediately followed Helen's breakthrough in learning to communicate using the manual alphabet. With the power of communication available to her, Helen was eager to learn all...

Latest answer posted June 25, 2016 6:56 am UTC

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Helen Keller was daring and adventurous in childhood and throughout her life. After becoming deaf and blind due to an illness at only eighteen months of age, Helen had to survive on her own...

Latest answer posted September 17, 2018 9:01 pm UTC

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Chapter 1: Helen introduces her parents and writes of the early years of her life. She explains the circumstances of the illness that left her deaf and blind. A few months before her second...

Latest answer posted July 12, 2016 6:20 am UTC

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Undoubtedly, the most inspiring incident in her memoir is Keller's story of learning to communicate with Miss Sullivan through manual writing. In this very famous incident, Miss Sullivan has been...

Latest answer posted June 28, 2018 11:29 am UTC

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Keller begins by articulating her fear of writing her life story, saying that autobiography is a "difficult" task. She goes on to observe that an adult looks at childhood through a different set of...

Latest answer posted July 1, 2018 4:53 pm UTC

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In The Story of My Life, Helen Keller goes to great lengths to emphasize the life-changing effect her teacher, Miss Sullivan, had on her. Although her parents loved her very much, and her mother...

Latest answer posted June 26, 2018 10:58 pm UTC

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It might seem odd that Helen Keller, though blind and deaf, could enjoy the theater, but in fact, she did. As she writes: Is it not true . . . that my life with all its limitations touches at many...

Latest answer posted July 30, 2018 11:06 pm UTC

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Helen explains how she learned to associate words with objects. This occurred after Miss Sullivan arrived at her home. From her very first day there, Miss Sullivan began finger writing letters into...

Latest answer posted July 23, 2018 6:08 am UTC

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Before Anne Sullivan arrives, Helen enjoys the preparations for Christmas. She describes how she and her companion, Martha Washington, the cook's daughter, were allowed to grind the spices, pick...

Latest answer posted June 13, 2017 12:03 pm UTC

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Helen Keller, in her autobiography, The Story of My Life, recounts many of the experiences she had up to the age off 22 when she wrote The Story of My Life as a means to inspire others to rise to...

Latest answer posted November 14, 2013 7:12 am UTC

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Mr. Jefferson (his full name was Joseph Jefferson, 1829-1905) was a talented actor who was a friend of Helen Keller. In her book, The Story of My Life, she describes going to see him when she was...

Latest answer posted March 23, 2016 1:44 pm UTC

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Helen Keller remembers a happy childhood. An older Helen Keller describes her memories of early childhood as a “few impressions [that] stand out vividly from the first years of my life” (ch 1)....

Latest answer posted May 24, 2013 4:25 am UTC

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Keller means that as you get older, memories are not as strong because more time has passed. At the beginning of her autobiography, Keller describes the difficulty of writing about her early life....

Latest answer posted September 19, 2015 9:21 pm UTC

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In the first ten chapters of The Story of My Life by Helen Keller, the reader learns about many of the experiences of Helen's early childhood and how she "learnt from life itself" (ch 7). In...

Latest answer posted June 26, 2015 3:54 pm UTC

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The Story of My Life by Helen Keller recounts many of the incidents from Helen's early life, many of which shaped her understanding of the world and life itself. It can become quite a cliche in...

Latest answer posted June 24, 2013 5:44 am UTC

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Latest answer posted July 8, 2016 4:34 am UTC

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The name Helen Keller is synonymous with persistence, determination and an indomitable spirit. In "The Story of My Life," the reader gets a glimpse of the highs and lows of the first twenty-two...

Latest answer posted April 27, 2016 4:14 pm UTC

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In The Story of My Life by Helen Keller, Helen reveals details of some of the most memorable events in the first twenty two years of her life having been left blind and deaf after an illness when...

Latest answer posted August 14, 2013 12:19 pm UTC

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While eNotes educators cannot write your essay for you, questions like yours are always welcome! I will endeavor to point out a few things which will greatly aid you in writing your essay. To...

Latest answer posted August 24, 2015 3:27 pm UTC

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Helen Keller writes this chapter about the summer and fall of 1892 and the spring of 1893. She has just endured an episode in which a story she wrote and published in a report of the Perkins...

Latest answer posted October 17, 2016 1:12 pm UTC

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To the information provided by the previous educator, I would add the following to the character sketch of Helen Keller's parents. First of all, her parents were extremely loving towards Helen and...

Latest answer posted February 23, 2017 8:52 am UTC

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