Obstacles She Faced to Become the Woman who Inspires us all
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Helen Keller and Her Teacher Anne Sullivan
Helen's Life Story
Helen became the first deaf-blind person to earn a bachelor degree in art and then became an author, political activist and lecturer. She learned to devote her life to helping others by teaching the blind to be fearless and to make their life creative. She has also written many books, one of which was a story of her life. On June 1, 1968, Helen Keller died of natural causes.
The Types of Conflicts She Faced
Resolution: She worked hard with her teacher Anne Sullivan to find way to be able to speak and read. She studied braille and learn the vibrations of each letter and combine them into words.
Character vs. Nature conflict: She developed this illness at a very young age because of nature.
Resolution: She had to face the illness given to her from nature by working against it.
- First deaf-blind person to earn a bachelor of art degree
- She is an author, political activist and lecturer
- She was added into the Alabama Woman's Hall of Fame in 1971
- One of the twelve in the Alabama Writers Hall of Fame on June 8, 2015
- Learned braille while being blind and deaf
- Wrote many well-known books
Helen's Teacher: Anne Sullivan
Helen Keller's Life Theme:
Interesting Facts About Helen Keller
- She loved hot dogs
- She was an excellent typist
- She wrote to eight United States presidents and got letters back from all of them
- She loved animals, especially dogs
- She visited thirty-nine countries all around the world throughout her life
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