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    Anne Sullivan’s Influence On America Johanna Mansfield Sullivan Macy, better known as Anne Sullivan, was born in Feeding Hills, MA on April 14th, 1860 to Irish immigrants Alice and Thomas Sullivan. Her family was very impoverished and did not have the means to give Anne a normal life. Her early childhood was rough. She suffered from a rare illness that almost blinded her eyes. Her mother died and left Anne and her two siblings to an abusive father. Luckily, Anne’s father abandoned them and left them to be placed in a poorhouse. Anne’s eyes still bothered her unbearably, and so she had a surgery that restored most of her eyesight. Later on, she got the opportunity to attend a real school, The Perkins Institute for the Blind. Constant bullying was a huge part in her schooling experience. Anne worked incredibly hard and became valedictorian. Her intense work ethic and haunting past assisted her in her amazing journey Anne’s story begins with the ridiculously famous Helen Keller. Helen too had come in contact with a sickness, but instead of only almost blinding her it left her completely blind and completely deaf at the young age of 19 months old. Working with Helen was very difficult and required a lot of patience. Anne wanted to give her the world. She never gave up on Helen, no matter how hopeless it got with her circus-like behavior. Anne…

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    One of her earliest pieces was The Frost King (1891). At age 22, Keller published her autobiography, The Story of My Life (1903), with help from Sullivan and Sullivan's husband, John Macy. It tells the story of her life up to age 21 and was written during her time in college.Her spiritual autobiography, My Religion, was published in 1927 and then in 1994 extensively revised and re-issued under the title Light in My Darkness. Helen appeared in a silent film, Deliverance (1919). She was also…

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    where the Keller’s found Helen’s companion for the next 50 years (World Book, 255). Anne Sullivan arrived at the Keller’s home to be Helen’s teacher when the child was at the age of 6. Helen of course had no idea that Ms. Sullivan was there to help her, so she despised her. Sullivan took Helen to a cottage near the house so that she would understand that she is a permanent part of her life and not the enemy. (Davidson, 40) Of course, Helen had no idea that the cottage was only up the road a bit,…

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    Balyan01 Introduction Helen Adams Keller was an American creator, political dissident and a speaker. She was the primary hard of hearing visually impaired individual to acquire a Bachelor of Arts degree. The account of how Keller's instructor, Anne Sullivan, got through the disconnection forced by a close entire absence of dialect, permitting to bloom into the praiseworthy arrangement of dauntlessness, has been generally appeared and known through the performances of the play and film, The…

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    The American Dream What truly is the American Dream? According to the Cambridge Dictionary, the American Dream is defined as “The belief that everyone in the US has the chance to be successful and happy if they work hard”. There are many Americans that have successfully achieved their version of the American Dream. One of those people is a man by the name of Chris Gardner. Chris Gardner was someone who was a single father and lived a very impoverished life. Another person who achieved the…

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    The Miracle Worker, written by William Gibson, is a nonfiction play written in 1957. The play is based off of the life of Helen Keller, who was diagnosed being blind and deaf at a young age, due to an illness. When Helen was about the age of six, the Kellers higher a teacher named Anne Sullivan, who was hired to teach Helen language by Captain Keller. Having been blind before, Anne had much experience and motivation to teach Helen. After many surgeries, Anne was in fact able to see, just not…

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    19 months old when she came down with Scarlett fever. She lost her sight, hearing, and would not be able to speak because of it. When Helen was 5 years old, he parents found a teacher who knew how to do sign language and could teach the blind. Her name was Anne Sullivan. Helen came to know her as teacher. It didn't take long for Anne to realize that no one had ever said no to Helen. Helen was a difficult student because Anne would not give into her tantrums. Anne spent a lot of time trying to…

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    given barriers throughout her life due to her lack of sight and hearing, but in her autobiography, The Story of My Life, she tells the tale of a girl who refuses to bow down to any barrier. As a young child, Helen "overcomes suicidal urges and months of self-imposed silence" until she is ready to open herself up to the world again (Snodgrass). The many hardships she and her family go through together only result in making Helen, and her bond with her teacher Anne Sullivan, stronger. Despite…

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    dolls. Arthur  tried stomping behind her and so did kate, but Helen still didn't move. Arthur knew Helen was know deaf and blind. Even though Helen was deaf and blind she still had lots of hobbies she loved to learn how to read and write even if it was hard she still kept trying. She played with Martha Washington who was a few years older than her and they even cut each others hair. when Helen was around 7 she got Anne Sulivan to try and help helen try to speak. Everyone thought that it…

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    failed. Helen tried to conquer the world by power of mind-and succeeded!” ---- by Mark Twain But why Helen could succeed and became a heroine? Who was her spiritual pillar? The biggest factor was her teacher whose name was Anne Sullivan. It was impossible for Helen Keller to succeed without Anne Sullivan. Anne met Helen at Helen’s house in March 1887. Anne was very attentive to teach Helen how to write each word. But at the…

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