Miracle Worker Jornal

Topics: Helen Keller, Anne Sullivan Macy, Anne Bancroft Pages: 4 (655 words) Published: February 12, 2014
|Name: Kelsey Hooten |Date: | Graded Assignment – LACII The Miracle Worker, Lesson 1

Journal

The questions in this assignment cover all the reading of William Gibson’s The Miracle Worker. You will be prompted to answer these questions as you work on the lessons. You will need to turn in this assignment after you complete the lessons covering the entire play. Your answers should be written in complete sentences and include examples from the text.

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1. Consider the differences between reading a play and seeing one performed. What are some of the advantages of reading a play? What are some of the advantages of seeing the play performed?

2. Answer:

There are many differences to going and seeing a play and reading one at home. If you are at home reading the play, you can act out the sense in your head. You can also stop it whenever you want, so you can finish the play at your own pace. If you go to a play, you can really see the characters emotions. You can also get a good look into how the scene would look in real life.

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3. How does Gibson’s depiction of Annie Sullivan affect the way readers view her? What experiences does Annie have that make readers believe in her ability to help Helen Keller?

4. Answer:

Gibson’s depiction of Annie Sullivan made the readers feel that she was strict, but kind. She cared for Helen and wanted her to do well in life so she worked with her and disciplined her.

Annie has been blind for a large amount of her life. She also grew up in an asylum so she knows what it’s like and doesn’t want Helen to end up living in one. She has worked with the blind and deaf before. I think the biggest thing though, would be the first word she had Helen spell for her (doll)....
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