Alexander Graham Bell Analysis

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This biography is remarkably written filled with tons of information, however Bruce doesn’t become as intimate with inspirations of Alexander Graham Bell or the actual telephone being built. To begin, Bruce briefly mentions George Sanders in a few sentences. Such a simple name, but a huge impact to Bell being his first deaf student that he had taught (90-91). From prior research, it is said that George Sanders later went on in life becoming successful in thanks to Bell, however it would’ve been more resourceful if Bruce provided that extra information. Another influence to Bell that lacks information includes an invention by Professor Faber called the “Wonderful Talking Machine”. Initially, Bell was not the first to think of the telephone, …show more content…
As much as a loved one is an important influence, Bruce goes into depth about Mabel Hubbard (his wife) than needed. Readers know that in the summer of 1874 Bell had been intimately thinking about Mabel, this was when she wasn’t his wife (120). Relatively, that information was not needed, for the reason being that the information following was about the “telephone being conceived”. Later in the book an entire chapter is dedicated to the love connection between Bell and Mabel, “Love and Locksmiths”. To a certain extent, Mabel does impact Bell’s life; at seventeen she caused a twenty-eight year old Bell to breakdown (151). Mabel delays the process of conceiving the telephone, making business less professional by the day between the two. Lastly, readers have a wide perspective on Helen Keller than needed. Helen Keller was another one of Bell’s deaf students. It was in great thanks to him that Helen successfully went from reading braille to attending school for “normal students”, rather than a special school for the deaf or the blind (405). All information stated in the biography is useful towards research, however Bruce includes information irrelevant towards my research, proving Alexander Graham Bell is the power of …show more content…
Bruce still manages to include 497 pages of information that the hundreds of articles don’t incorporate. For starters, prior to reading this biography I had not known that Bell was rather inspired by Professor Faber’s invention (82). Many of the online articles advertise it as if Bell’s inspirations were his father, an expert in elocution, and his partially deaf mother. Bell and his father took Faber’s abandoned invention, and refined it later making it their own, that eventually contributed to the makeup of the telephone. Additionally, reading the chapter on Helen Keller was an eye opener. Had I not read this biography, I would have no idea that Alexander Graham Bell was associated in a big part of Keller’s life. Today we know that Helen Keller was the first deaf blind person to earn a bachelor of arts degree, but that would not have been possible without the assistance of Bell (402). Finally, I did not know that Alexander Graham Bell spent a decent amount of time breaking and building kites, the construction of kites provided Bell a sense of exciting unpredictability (430). With the assistance from Casey Baldwin and Arthur McCurdy, Bell goes from building kites to planes. These planes were extremely successful however go unaccredited because Bell and his associates did not document their data efficiently. A lot of the information I had not come across anywhere comes

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