Why did Helen's mother remain hopeful in acquiring education for Helen? 

Asked by pdcavita | 24th Nov, 2017, 09:40: PM

Expert Answer:

Helem and her family lived a long way from the school for the blind or the deaf. It seemed unlikely to them that any one would come to such an out-of-the-way place as Tuscumbia to teach a child who was both deaf and blind. Her friends and relatives, thus, had no hopes of she eve reciving any eduction. However, her mother, Kate Keller, had ray of hope which came from Dickens's 'American Notes'. She had read his account of Laura Bridgman, and remembered vaguely that she was deaf and blind, yet had been educated. She wished the same kind of eduction for Helen. But she also remembered with a hopeless pang that Dr. Howe, who had discovered the way to teach the deaf and blind, had been dead many years. This didn't stop her from searching ways to eductae Helen. Till one fine day, Helen's father, Arthur Keller, decided to take her to Baltimore which became a turning point in her life. 

Answered by  | 28th Nov, 2017, 12:33: PM

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