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ENG 1D1 Major Essay The Difficult Childhood of Helen Keller Maria Reyes Diaz Dec 301 Helen Adams Keller was born into a wealthy family on the summer of June 27 1880 in Tuscumbia Alabama Helen was a very intelligent girl who was interested in everything around her at least she was able to enjoy the beauty of nature through vision and the beauty of speech and hearing for the first few months of her life Helens life dramatically changed when she was struck by acute congestion of the stomach and brain similar to meningitis This illness caused a severe fever that left Helen paralyzed of her vision speech and hearing at only 19 months of age- Helen had become deaf blind and mute for the rest of her life When Helen Keller was made blind and deaf through fever at the age of nineteen months the prospects for her seemed anything but rosy In analyzing Helen Adam Kellers relationship with the people surrounding her learning about the world she lived in and her relationship with her teacher afterwards it will be proven that Helen Kellers childhood was more complicated than what any of us would imagine In regards to Helen Kellers relationship with the people surrounding her such as family children and teacher her childhood was very difficult The main problem with Helens relationship with her family and kids her age was misunderstanding Neither her parents nor other children understood her The Kellers would not discipline her they would rather keep her spoiled than to tolerate her rowdiness Her parents felt pity for her therefore she could not express herself hear or see so they tolerated all her tantrums The children also did not understand her they were petrified of her Helen would hit them when she wanted something The children did not understand her when she asked for something in sign language and since she also did not understand why they did not
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