Interpret the message given by divine power to Helen,  "knowledge is love and light and vision. "

Asked by pdcavita | 24th Nov, 2017, 09:48: PM

Expert Answer:


Anne Sullivan is best known as Helen Keller’s teacher and companion who connected her with the outside world. Miss Sullivan was not only successful in bringing Helen out of darkness and uncertainty, but also was instrumental in making her think and thereby helping her make a connection between the abstract and the physical world.
Miss Sullivan and Helen Keller were together for forty-nine years. During this period, Miss Sullivan strived hard to mentor Helen in all possible ways.  Whether it was reading books indoors or exploring the world outside, Miss Sullivan was Helen’s constant companion.
Although Miss Sullivan followed a strict schedule while teaching Helen, she carefully employed ideas that Helen would willingly accept while learning new things. She spelled each word on Helen’s palm and made her feel everything that Helen wanted to explore and know about. Miss. Sullivan even helped Helen in getting her degree from Radcliffe College despite great difficulties.
Miss. Sullivan’s lifelong companionship with Helen Keller is indeed awe-inspiring and helps people understand how a teacher through her perseverance and devotion can miraculously change a student’s life. 

She dedicated her life first to gain Helen's trust and then to make her believe that she too could live a life despite her limitations like any other normal human being. She developed and taught the sign language which Helen used to communicate her thoughts and feelings with others. Anne opened the eyes of Helen's mind to the world outside by teaching her to read books. This helped her overcome her apprehensions and doubts about the things she didn't understand. Miss Sullivan helped her learn to enjoy and appreciate nature through her touch and smell. She touched the earth and learned how it helped the growth of plants and in turn gave birds in the sky a place to build their nests. Through the assistance of Miss Sullivan, Helen learned to appreciate every little detail in the natural world. This connection made her kinship with the rest of the world more joyous and confident. 

The views of her teacher made her realize that knowledge is the supreme power, it is love, light and vision.


Answered by  | 28th Nov, 2017, 02:24: PM

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