A Miracle Worker
A Miracle Worker
This is a story of Annie Suvillan and her struggles in teaching a blind, deaf and mute girl. At a very young age Helen Keller had experienced an illness that cost her three senses, her sense of sight, hearing and the ability to talk. Since her illness has taken place she hasn’t communicated with her family. She often throws tantrums to get a piece of candy to be able to be quiet for a while. She is allowed to do whatever she likes. She can even get her own food by getting it from the plates of the others using her own hands. All of this with the pity looks on their faces of her family. She is well loved by her family but they think of her as a dumb person who will never learn anything. Mr Captain Keller, father of Helen, had planned to put the child in an asylum. Mrs Kate Keller, mother of Helen, did not agree on this. She begged Captain Keller to find other solution for Helen’s situation. This is where Ms Annie Suvillan enters. She will be the teacher of Helen. Helen’s family wanted Annie to teach Helen how to behave. But Annie wanted to go far beyond what she is asked for because she saw the potential in Helen’s personality. She believes that Helen is a very bright child. She wanted to teach her words and language to be able to make Helen communicate with them. Being an orphan at a very young age, Annie grew up on an asylum. This is why she strongly disagrees with Captain to put Helen in an asylum because she knows that an asylum is not a place for Helen. She teaches Helen using language. But because of Captain Keller’s imperious characteristics she was not able to teach Helen fully. Captain is not satisfied on what Annie has done. He was expecting more. Annie was given two weeks to teach Helen what she wanted to teach. She requested the Keller’s to let her be with Helen alone in a small house in the plantation. They must take Helen in a ride for hours so that she doesn’t know where she is. She will make...
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