Helen Keller

Topics: Disability, Radcliffe College, Mind Pages: 2 (801 words) Published: April 16, 2013
The Minds Eye

As humans we become thankful for what we have after having to go without. We do not become thankful for the light until we have had to walk through the dark tunnel. In “Three Days to See” by Helen Keller the author in a descriptive manner goes through three days vividly explaining the sights she wanted to see and explore had she gained her vision for the allotted time. “Helen Keller was born in sweet home Alabama in 1880. In the small town of Tuscumbia at nineteen months old Helen fell very sick” (Keller 210) . Though the sickness that ailed her had passed rather quickly, it left her permanently blind. I feel as if Helen Keller overcame the most adversity because she was put at a disadvantage from the beginning. Helen had to overcome her disabilities as well as being the woman that she was in a male dominant society. Helen Keller succeeding in conquering the obstacles set before her by graduating college, learning to read and write via braille, and having such an impact on society in more ways than not.

Since her infant years helen keller was basically blind. When i think about jamming my finger and the difficulties of not using it, it is is then when i come to realize the value of my finger. On a larger scale i cannot begin to fathom being blind and it not going away. In “Three Days to see” Helen goes on to talk about what seems to be the smaller simple things to the able man and how he takes for granted the abilities he posses. “Only the deaf appreciate hearing, only the blind realize the manifold blessings that lie in sight”(Keller 212). Helen thinks or wishes each man would do well to be stricken blind and deaf for a few days in his/her early adulthood. “Darkness would make him more appreciative of sight; silence would teach him the joys of sound”(Keller 212). Ultimately this is true. Ms. Keller with her friends would test them to see what they had saw walking through the woods. Her friends would often say “nothing in particular”. In...
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