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  • How Did Helen Keller Achieve The American Dream

    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 American Dream was Helen Keller. Helen Keller is a girl who got a fever when she was young and went permanently deaf, and blind because of it. Finally, another person who successfully achieved the American Dream was Paige Rawl. Paige Rawl is someone who found out that she was born HIV positive. All of these people have spent anywhere from a few months to years trying to overcome their setbacks, and achieve their American Dreams’. To overcome setbacks, and achieve the American Dream, one must be determined, courageous, and have a good attitude. To overcome any obstacle in life, one needs to have determination. Chris Gardner is someone who showed a lot of determination through the time of his impoverished life. It all started with Chris having a very hard childhood (“Chris Gardner,” Contemporary Black par.5). Chris’s hard childhood is what made him determined to be a good father (“Chris Gardner,” Contemporary Black par.11). Because Chris wanted to be a good father and take care of his son,…

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  • Struggles Of Helen Keller

    THE STRUGGLES HELEN KELLER OVERCAME Helen Keller is a remarkable woman. She was put through so much in her life and overcame obstacles that some might not understand. Reading her books and hearing the stories about how she slept and night and tossed and turned, it will give you a different perspective. Her life was filled with silence and darkness until Anne came along. Their friendship grew and grew; Anne helped Helen through her darkest hours and Helen did the same in return. Helen…

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  • Helen Keller: A Hero

    Helen Keller is a hero to many people around the world and especially the disabled community. She was a fighter and did not let her blindness or deafness get in the way of her life and success. She worked hard to overcome her obstacles and then also became an activist. As an activist she helped and influenced disabled people to be courageous like her. She made effort to change the system for disabled people, socially and politically. She proved to the world that being disabled does not mean…

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  • How Did Helen Keller Change The World

    “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart.” Helen Keller said these words because she was blind and deaf, therefore she could only feel things. So while other people was seeing the beauty of the world Helen was feeling the beauty of the world.Helen Keller was born June 27, 1880 in Tuscmbia,AL. Helen Keller is considered one of the leading figures in the twentieth century. She lost both her vision and hearing when she was 19…

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  • Helen Keller Struggles

    Helen Keller did what most deem impossible. Being both deaf and blind, she learned how to communicate with others, speak, write, and eventually became a well renowned author, despite all her struggles and hardships in life. Helen Keller even states herself in chapter IV of The Story of My Life “The most important day I remember in all my life is the one on which my teacher, Anne Mansfield Sullivan, came to me.” Miss Sullivan brought language and communication to Helen any way she possibly could.…

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  • Helen Keller: The Struggle For Women's Rights

    Helen Keller was an educator, journalist, activist, humanitarian, and author. She was born in Tuscumbia, Alabama in the year 1880 and died in 1968 at the age of 87. Helen Keller was not only blind but deaf as well. She went blind, deaf, and mute at eighteen months after becoming ill. At the time, doctors said that Keller contracted an illness called “brain fever.” Now specialists believe that it may have been scarlet fever or meningitis. Although Helen was diagnosed with these disabilities, she…

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  • Why Is Helen Keller Blind

    Helen Keller Disabled Rights Fighter Symbol of triumph, enthusiastic, and overachiever are three words that people think of in connection to Helen Keller. Many people know Helen Keller as a blind and deaf women, but she was so much more. As a member of the American Foundation for the Blind, Helen Keller showed the world that through determination, persistence, and positivity anyone can accomplish more than the usual. She left a legacy as a mute equal rights fighter. Many people did not…

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  • Helen Keller Spanish Lessons Analysis

    Discovering the English language may be the most crucial experience one can endure as an American citizen. For Helen Keller, Malcolm X and Christine Marín, it was, and there are extraordinary similarities despite their extremely different situations. Helen Keller was an upper class deaf and blind girl living in America during a time where handicapped people were dehumanized and negatively looked upon. She was taught to read and write three months shy of her seventh birthday by…

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  • How Did Anne Sullivan Influence On America

    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…

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  • Our Decisions In William Golding's Lord Of The Flies

    Imagine that you and a group of children are stranded on a tropical island with no shelter, no grown ups, and no civilization. Do you think that this new environment you are in will impact the course of your life? I do because the people we surround ourselves with, impact our decisions. To start, the bad people we surround ourselves with impact our decisions by influencing us negatively. For example, in the book The Lord of the Flies, Jack, a character in the book, goes from a nice,…

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