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    Martin Schmalz-Dr. Anadale-Contemporary Philosophy-4/06/16 Helen Keller & Sokolowski’s Phenomenology Helen Keller’s amazing story of how she came to understand language is portrayed in The Miracle Worker. Her teacher Anne Sullivan helped deaf and blind Helen to enter into the world of “linguistic reasoning” and ultimately helped her on her path to becoming the first deaf and blind person to earn a bachelor’s degree (79). The scene in The Miracle Worker in which Helen comes to understand the word ‘water’ moves Helen into a “world different from that of animal perception, calling, and signaling”, it is one of signitive intentionality (79). Signitive intentionality is a “new kind of intending” that “makes these perceived marks into words” (78). It is not only directed toward the reference of the word, but the “same intention establishes some of the marks as a word”. Further, signitive intentionality “establishes a meaning as poart of the word” (81). In the scene from The Miracle Worker, Helen’s relation to the world changes. When she “drops the pitcher on the slab under the spout” and recognizes that the letters spelled on her palm represent the water and are they themselves a word referring to the…

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    Ben Wittenstein 9/6/2016 Jessie McKay Communication The Miracle Worker In the film The Miracle Worker, Helen Keller had to face many challenges due to her lack of speech and sight. Her family had little faith that her condition would improve. Her parents were overwhelmed by and did not understand her condition. They considered sending her to an asylum, and did not provide any tools to help her. She was constantly mocked by her family, particularly her brother. She had to deal with being…

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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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    ‘The Miracle Worker’ Essay. Every single person you know experiences some sort of challenge every single day of their life. It is completely inevitable and you can’t live a life with a free pass from personal struggles! Like many other I have many challenges of my own. The challenge I want to tell you about, and I think relates me to Helen Keller is that I can not express my feelings when I talk to people. The reason I say this relates me to her is because all my life people have been trying to…

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    Tristin Ludwig Could you imagine a life without color, sound, nor communication? Well that is what life was like for Helen Keller, she was a blind, deaf, and mute child. This turbulent journey all started when Helen got sick with “brain fever”, she was about eighteen months old when this happened. This fascinating story was brought to life in a play called “The Miracle Worker”. It was written by William Gibson in 1956. Six years after the play came out, a movie was released based on the play.…

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    The Miracle Worker is a play during the 1960’s written by Will Gibson and revolves around Annie Sullivan and the struggles she must go through while having to teach Helen Keller the art of language. As the story progresses, several different types of conflicts are introduced to us through Annie. Examples of this would include man vs. man and man vs. himself. Helen Keller, as a growing six year old girl without the ability to see, her or talk is also having a difficult time with adjusting to…

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    The characters of William Gibson’s The Miracle Worker reveal the experience of children with disabilities second hand and the influence it has on their relationships. Helen Keller is a deaf and blind mute, isolated in her own world, unable to communicate with others; it’s possible she lost her sight and hearing as a result of an acute congestion. She’s “quite unkempt, attractive but noticeably blind, with one eye larger and protruding” whereas her gestures are abrupt, incessant and “lack human…

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    Feaster Journal Entry 2 The Miracle Worker (2000 remake) We all have heard of Helen Keller's story, sad little deaf, blind and mute girl who was more animal than human, who was rescued by her teacher who did not just let her continue the lifestyle that was easiest for her family. This movie I greatly enjoyed because this time I was watching, not as a bored student watching this during school time, but a college ASL student who was able to critically think about everything that was occurring.…

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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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    From my opinion, Helen’s parents provided the support she needed in the right way, and it helped her a lot. Too high expectation and many requirements from the family may hurt the children. The parents need to discuss with the children to find out what is the best for the children, not decide everything for the children. Helen’s Contribution Helen Keller tried her best all her life to make Braille standardized around the world. She wrote several books and articles about her own life (Keller,…

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