Helen Keller

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Temi Ijisesan
Writing- 4th
December 19, 2017

5 Fun Facts About The Early Life of Helen Keller

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An activist, author, motivational speaker, and world traveler. The list continues on. A deaf/blind wonder: Helen Keller was, and still is one of the most inspirational voices in our world, not only because of her difficult circumstances but because of her incomprehensible success in this sometimes cruel society. While we may know the trailing effects of her hard work, do we really understand the defining experiences that led to this miraculous powerhouse?

1. Helen Keller wasn't born deaf and blind
Helen Keller was born with both sight and the ability to hear on the 27th of June, 1880 in Tuscumbia, Alabama. Her father, Colonel
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However, when Helen was 7 years old, she began to become a wild child, throwing frequent, sometimes violent, temper tantrums and disrupting the household’s peace. She even went as far as to torment her friend Martha. Helen also started to show very strong and uncontrollable emotions. In a biography of the young girl’s life it states, “Many family relatives felt she should be institutionalized.” Her family’s reputation was going rapidly downhill and her parents knew something had to be…show more content…
However, Helen quickly began to show signs of remorse and hatred towards Anne by continuing her tantrums and refusing to take part in her lessons. Anne also noticed that there seemed to be a disconnection between the objects and the words she was learning. As a last resort, Anne took Helen to a cottage away from the home so she could discipline her in a less distracting environment. There, she found a new way for Helen to learn objects and words. “She helped her make the connection between the object and the letters by taking Keller out to the water pump, and placing Keller's hand under the spout,” says

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