By Vanessa Schubert
Helen Keller was born in Tuscumbia, Alabama on June 27, 1880. At the age of about one in a half Helen fell ill which then resulted in the loss of her hearing and sight. This mystery illness is thought to be either scarlet fever or meningitis. At the age of seven she began communicating through sign language with the family cook`s daughter, Martha Washington.
Helen`s loss of her hearing and sight is considered the character vs. self conflict because it was a disease in her body that caused it. Even though she couldn`t see or hear she overcame it by beginning to learn how to speak with the help of an educator named Anne Sullivan. She then went on to earn a degree at Radcliffe College, learn German, Latin, and French, and write an autobiography.
A very inspirational quote from Helen Keller is, "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched- they must be felt with the heart."
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