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The Miracle Worker
Miracle Worker Essay
One of the most amazing people to ever live was Helen Keller. There is probably no one else who better shows perseverance. Helen Keller did great things in spite of her disabilities. Some of her greatest attributes involved writing books and famous quotes. One of her most famous quotes is, “We can do anything we want if we stick to it long enough.”
When Helen Keller was little, she acquired an illness that likely was Scarlet Fever. This illness left her blind, deaf, and mute. The Kellers hired a young woman named Annie Sullivan to try to help Helen. Annie lived with the Kellers for many years and eventually taught Helen to communicate using sign language. This was a major accomplishment because of Helen’s inability to see or hear. The story of Helen Keller and her teacher Annie Sullivan became a Broadway play entitled “The Miracle Worker” and received a Pulitzer Prize. Helen’s quote, “We can do anything we want if we stick to it long enough” is easily seen in the play as Helen’s determination to learn and Annie’s determination to teach is acted out. Helen was also taught to read in Braille and write using a Braille typewriter, and eventually graduated from Radcliffe College. She was the first deaf/blind person to earn a bachelor’s degree, graduating on June 28, 1904. Helen went on to write many books including, The Story of My Life, Out of the Dark, and Let Us Have Faith. Helen Keller also went on to tour the world with Annie Sullivan, speaking for the American Foundation for the Blind.
Helen Keller’s quote means a lot to me. First, it shows how determination to do well often provides success. Although there were many factors that hindered Helen’s learning ability, she stayed with it and didn’t give up. There must have been many times when Helen became ...
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