Helen Keller’s, “The Story of My Life” is a look of her early life and how she remembers it. She describes how she became blind and deaf, her early life, her family, and how she communicated despite her disabilities. Although she was timid about writing her life story, she becomes very creative and more open as she grows older and writes more of her story. Even though she can remember very little of things she saw and heard, she describes everything in much detail.
Helen starts with her family and some family history, when and where she was born, and how she received her name. She was born on June 27, 1880 in Northern Alabama. She was the first born to Captain Keller and his wife Katie. Her name was chosen by her mother which was her great-grandmother’s name. Although her father wanted to name her Mildred after an ancestor he thought highly of, when asked what she was to be named, he said Helen. Her family …show more content…
She should’ve died from it but miraculously didn’t. Though she did survive, she lost her sight and hearing. Later on, she tells us that despite her handicaps, she was able to remember her home and the garden. We see how she colorfully describes the garden by saying,
Here, also, were trailing clematis, dropping jasmine, and some rare sweet flowers called butterfly lilies, because their fragile petals resemble butterflies ’wings. But the roses they were loveliest of all. Never have I found in the green houses of the North such heart-satisfying roses as the climbing roses of my southern home. They used to hang in long festoons from our porch, filling the whole air with their fragrance, untainted by any earthy smell; and in the early morning, washed in the dew, they felt so soft, so pure, I could not help wondering if they did not resemble the asphodels of God’s