The Story of My Life by Helen Keller

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What circumstances led Helen Keller to be accused of plagiarism?

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Helen Keller was also brought before a court of investigation, which consisted of teachers and officers of the Perkins Institution. The results and details of the investigation, although not made available to Helen, were one of the key factors which led to her being accused of plagiarism.

During the court session, Helen was not allowed to have Miss Sullivan with her. It was apparent to Helen that the court was biased from the very beginning. She related that she felt only hostility when she entered the room. Although composed of four blind and four seeing individuals, the court appeared more ready to convict Helen than to acquit her.

Helen maintains that the aim of the court appeared to be oriented around forcing a confession from her and forcing her to acknowledge that she remembered having the "The Frost Fairies" read to her. The antagonistic atmosphere Helen...

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