The hardship of Helen Keller

Elsa Morales

Life of Helen Keller

Helen Keller was born on June 27, 1880 in Tuscumbia, Alabama. When she was first born she was a healthy baby. But at 18 months old she got a mysterious illness that took away her hearing and sight. When she was younger she was very prone to outburst because she was mad no one could understand her.But even when she couldn't see or hear that didn't stop her from learning to talk she once said "One who is entirely dependent on the manual alphabet has always a sense of restraint, of narrowness." Later on she wrote she wrote book on her life and the hardships she had to do,a quote from her book was “When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.”

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Conflicts in life

One conflict she had to go to was self vs self, She couldn't see or hear. She couldn't communicate with people. But Ana Sullivan found away and you eventually taught her how to talk and be able to know what other people are saying. Another problem she faced was self vs society, Not everyone was happy with her intelligence a newspaper wrote that her,“mistakes sprung out of the manifest limitations of her development.” But that didn't bother her and she kept moving on and went to accomplish many things.
Helen Keller & Anne Sullivan (1928 Newsreel Footage with Open Captions and Audio Description)


I think the theme of Helen Keller life story is no matter what happens to you, it can never stop you from accomplishing your goals.
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Fun facts

  • At age 10, she expresses a desire to learn to speak
  • Went to collage and received a Bachelor of Arts degree
  • She connected with her teacher Ana Sullivan because was blind to
  • Wrote a book "story of my life"

Helen Keller reading

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To learn more about Helena Keller you can check out this site

Work cited

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"Helen Keller Biography." - American Foundation for the Blind. Web. 17 Mar. 2016.

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