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In the play The Miracle Worker by William Gibson there is quite a bit of conflict there is Helen vs herself Helen vs Annie Annie vs herself and so on In the conflict of Helen vs herself she is fighting for one main reason her disability and her resulting inability to communicate with others Her disability of not being able to see or hear is a result of a childhood illness Though she has tried she could not before she met Annie speak This failing led to fits of rage in which she attacked herself anybody or anything Examples of these fits are when she attacked Martha or tried to smash her dolls head on the floor A second conflict Helen is in is with Annie Annie tries to teach Helen sign language Helen responds by throwing tantrums thinking Annie is a problem that can be sent away with a few fits like any other past problem in her life Annie sees these fits for what they are though Helens main communication to the world When Annie tries to make sign language her main communication Helen throws fits until she realizes that Annie isnt going away and isnt going to give in to a few tantrums Helen comes to respect even love Annie when Helen learns that her finger games are a means to communicate to the outside world Annie is involved in another conflict with herself With this conflict she feels guilty about leaving her brother Jimmie in the State Alms House so that she could get an education Annie had sworn to take care of Jimmie and figured she was doing this for both of them While she was away though her brother died leaving her wracked with guilt over leaving him Eventually Annie comes to realize that she had done what she could for her brother This resolve in a way helped her with her conflict with Helen she wasnt about to
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