The Day Language Came Into My Life Helen Keller Analysis
Another inspiring successful leader is Helen Keller, once she gained language, she gained personal empowerment. After reading Helen Keller’s ”The Day Language Came into My Life”, I realize how much language can offer to life. Helen was struck by an illness at the age of 18 months that left her physically impaired. She was deaf and blind but she overcame that disability and created a meaningful life for herself through language. Helen first learned what language was from her teacher Anne Sullivan, as she said, “Suddenly I felt a misty consciousness of something forgotten – a thrill of returning thought; and somehow the mystery of language was revealed to me. I knew then that “w-a-t-e-r” meant the wonderful and cool something that was flowing over my hand” (74). Language gave her the framework to express herself. Helen Keller did not just empower herself, she now inspires us to do the exact same. She shows us the power of language and how it is a necessity to communication.
Language can bring meaning to your life by presenting new opportunities and self empowerment. Malcolm X’s “Coming to an Awareness of Language” and Helen Keller