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Can you describe the character of hellen kellar

Asked by sureshkalanjoor 5th September 2015, 7:33 PM
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Hi Hari,

Thanks for your question.

Helen Keller, the writer of The Story of my Life, is also the central character and the narrator of her autobiography, which describes the story of her life up to age 21. 

Helen Keller was not born disabled. However, a serious illness in her infancy damaged her sense of hearing as well as sight. She suffered a great deal of misery and frustration in trying to communicate with others till the age of six. Helen’s life completely changed when Anne Sullivan was appointed as her teacher. With the help of a wonderful teacher and her own determination, Helen Keller not only learnt to read and write, but also acquired the skill of communicating with the outside world by her brilliant use of words and ideas.
Helen Keller graduated from Radcliffe at the age of twenty-four, becoming the first deaf blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree.  She also travelled many countries with Miss Sullivan and was a strong advocate for people with disabilities. She learned to speak about her love of wanting to communicate with others, and is remembered as a world-famous speaker and author even today. 
Helen Keller is an inspiration for millions who are struggling to overcome extreme hardships in life and want to evolve their miseries into an inspiration. 
Answered by Expert 7th September 2015, 6:10 PM

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