Miracle Worker Jornal Essay example

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|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
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And also that Annie could teach her.

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5. How is the conversation about Vicksburg that James and Captain Keller have at breakfast—the conversation that is interrupted by the battle between Annie and Helen—symbolic? Explain its relationship to the long, dialogue-free section of this act during which Annie and Helen struggle against one another.

Answer:

They are both arguing about the Battle of Vicksburg where General Grant routed the Confederate army. Keller and James are in a heated exchange about if the battle was truly lost, or it was gifted to the opposition by stupidity and mismanagement. Ironically enough, the battle between Helen and Annie at the table shortly after is exact to the stupidity and mismanagement of Helen by this family.

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6. Describe Helen’s actions after she recognizes that water has a name. What does her behavior show about the beliefs that Annie Sullivan has repeatedly expressed in the play?

Answer:

Helen was so excited when she finally realizes that she could use language she wanted Annie to help her spell everything. She spelled water, then ground, and then pump, and after that, step. When her parents come out she gives Annie her hand and she spells mother and papa into their hands.

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5. At the end of

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