The Story of my Life BookHistory of my book of life
The American classic The Story of My Life, rediscovered by every generation, is Helen Keller's report on her triumph over deafness and blindness.
History of my life summary
Heeln Keller was baptized on June 27, 1880 in the small city Tuscumbia, Alabama. During the first years after her sickness it was hard for her to talk to her mother and her mother; she was living her life in the darkness, often furious and disappointed that nobody could comprehend her.
When Helen's schoolteacher, Anne Sullivan, lived with the Alabama based Alabama parents and Helen's life was changing, everything change. Ms. Sullivan instructed Helen on the name of the object by giving it to her and then spelt the characters of her name in her palm. She learnt to put those words into words by mimicry without knowing what she was doing, but finally she had a big opening and realised that everything had a name and that Miss Sullivan had her trained her.
Helen quickly learnt the local culture, especially in the countryside, where she and her instructor went for a walk and asked a few soughts. Helen soon learnt to reading; Miss Sullivan told her that by giving her strip of paper with embossed characters and then she lived the phrase with articles.
Soon Helen could literate whole novels. Helen went to Boston with her mom and schoolteacher in May 1888. At the Perkins Institute for the Blinds, she quickly made friends with the other youngsters. During a holiday in Brewster in Cape Cod, Helen had her first experience of the sea.
After she had learnt to write, Helen was decided to study how to talk next. She and many others thought it would be difficult for her to ever talk normally, but she decided to do so. In 1890 Miss Sullivan took her to the Horace Mann School to study with Miss Sarah Fuller, and Helen learnt by sensing the location of Miss Fuller's mouth and mouth as she talked.
Winters in 1892 were a disturbing period for Helen. Apparently influenced by the lovely autumn leaves around her, she made a story named "The Frost King" and sent it as a present to her instructor at the Perkins Institute. Soon it turned out that Helen's story was like another one in a book entitled "The Frost Fairies".
" She had been reading the story as a kid, and the words had stayed so deeply rooted in her head that she had unknowingly plagiarised them when she was writing her own story. Helen's relation to her Perkins Institute instructor, Mr. Anagnos, was corrupted and for a long period of trust in her own intellect and the authenticity of her thoughts.
Helen went to the Wright-Humanson School for the Deaf in New York City in 1894 and began to study official disciplines such as English, Latin, French, Spanish, Italian, German and Arithmetics. She began her study at the Cambridge School for Young Ladies in Massachusetts in 1896, preparing to enter Radcliffe Colleges, the Women's Colleges associated with Harvard University.
It was her first visit to schools with young women who could see or listen, and not with other pupils who were also numb or blindfolded. Even though it was a challenging task, she insisted; however, her mom finally retired her from Cambridge College to complete her Radcliffe prep with a homeschool teacher because they did not comply with the Cambridge headmaster's desire to relieve Helen's course workload.
Although the school was a one-of-a-kind obstacle for her, which had to be conquered, she greatly valued her time. She uses the last few sections of her memoirs to talk about certain things that are particularly important to her, such as her passion for reading and her favourite activities and the people she has made and made.
In two other parts of the biography, Helen's own correspondence she wrote during her childhood and a complementary comment by her publisher with a first-hand report by Helen's schoolteacher Anne Sullivan.