Essay about The Miracle Worker, By William Gibson

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Essay 3: The Miracle Worker Believing in a brighter tomorrow is often difficult to do. When things get really tough, people begin to lose hope. Losing hope in Helen is what happens with Helen Keller’s family. It seems too impossible to ever reach this young deaf and blind girl, and Helen is only becoming more uncontrollable. This all changes when Annie Sullivan arrives. Annie Sullivan not only brings knowledge to help Helen, but also hope to the entire Keller family. She gives up a lot of her life to tutor and teach Helen Keller how to function in a world filled with sights and sounds that she will never experience. Although Annie is making this crucial sacrifice, she gives Helen the gift of language which is well worth the pain. The themes of fear and sacrifice are prevalent in “The Miracle Worker”, by William Gibson, but the true driving forces behind the play are persistence and perseverance.
Fear of the unknown is a major theme in “The Miracle Worker”, as Helen is living in a dark and silent world. “Half sister, half-mentally defective, she can’t even keep herself clean. It’s not pleasant to see her about all the time” James remarks, in his typical rude behavior (Gibson 12). James, although offensive, has a keen observation about his little sister. Because she does not possess the gift of language, she cannot fully take part in society, or even her household. She is more of an animal from the outside despite her true intelligence, which is trapped inside her mind due to…

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