The Day Language Came Into My Life Helen Keller Analysis

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Language is the molding clay, it can personalize a view more than any other form of communication. It is the foundation of self expression and the tool to countless opportunities. When an individual speaks fluently they are granted the ability to vocalize their thoughts, messages, feelings and basic information. It is a manipulator that leads us to gain some momentum in our lives and increase our optimism. Language can broaden your horizon in an intellectual manner, it can also have a dramatic affect on the people you communicate with. Language gives to you opportunity to share potential ideas to an audience or simply use your voice to advocate. Being able to express yourself intelligently and fluently is not only a vital role in a meaningful …show more content…
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

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