|Plot Summary of The Story Of My Life|
|"The Story Of My Life
By: Helen Keller
Scholar: Susan D. Minkalis
This autobiography was dedicated to Alexander Graham Bell who took a personal interest in Helen Keller's blindness and deafness. Helen Keller also bestows her success of being able to read and speak to her wonderful caring teacher, Miss Sullivan.
The book discusses her struggle for her memory to provide what sight was like when she was a toddler, where she lost her sight to an illness with high fever. Her mother is instrumental in Keller's perseverance as she made her daughter depend on her other 3 senses to survive.
Nature was the driving force for Keller's comprehension of life itself. She studied tadpoles, cocoons and flowers to understanding growth and change. Beautiful thoughts flow out of Helen as she feels the dew on the roses, the silk in a corn stalk, the changing of the winds, texture of leaves, sounds of grasshoppers, size of trees, and many more things. Numerous times in Keller's pre-teen days she felt overwhelmed and discouraged but made herself be educated.
Keller's story of her life explores the challenges she faced as a death mute sightless child and her means of communicating with the world. "
Susan D. Minkalis, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Story Of My Life|
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Phys disability/mental struggle?
- physical disability/sickness
Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
- a kid
Biography of famous person?
How sensitive is this person?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Smarter than most other people
- average physique
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 7 ()
- Deep South
- 19th century
- mostly 1st
Book makes you feel?
- in awe
Writer's slant towards subject:
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of set of events during life
How much dialogue in bio?
- significantly more descript than dialog
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 26-50% of book
How much is philosophy rather than life story?
- 0-25% of book
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