the story of my life by helen keller
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- 1. Akash gautam Class- Xc Roll no.- 2
- 2. About the author Helen Adams Keller (June 27,1880 June 1, 1968) was an American author, political activist and lecturer. She was the first deaf-blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree. The prolific author, Keller was well traveled and was outspoken in her opposition to war. She campaigned for womens suffrage, workers rights, and socialism, as well as many other progressive causes. There was one great soul in Kellers life who was the reason for all her achievements in life, Anne Sullivan, Helens teacher.
- 3. Major Characters
- 4. Helen Keller Helen Keller is the author of The Story of My Life. The story is actually an autobiography of her life.
- 5. Arthur H. Keller Helens father, Arthur Keller had been a captain in the Confederate army. He was a hospitable man who enjoyed bringing guests home to see his garden.
- 6. Kate Keller Helens mother, Kate Keller was an early source of comfort for the troubled child. Kate learned the manual alphabet so that she could communicate effectively with her daughter.
- 7. Anne Mansfield Sullivan When Anne went to teach Helen Keller, she was only twenty years old and a recent graduate of the Perkins Institution for the Blind. Throughout Helens life, Sullivan was dedicated to supporting her efforts in education and in social reform, which was uninterrupted even after Sullivan married Helen Kellers editor, John Albert Macy. Sullivan died in 1936.
- 8. Dr. Alexander Graham Bell Dr. Alexander Graham Bell first met Helen when she was six years old and her parents brought her to him for advice on how to teach her. Dr. Bell remained a friend to Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan. The Story of My Life is dedicated to him.
- 9. Mr. Anagnos The director of the Perkins Institution. He sent Anne Sullivan to the Helen Kellers home. He and Helen became friends.
- 10. Secondary Characters
- 11. Martha Washington: The child of the Kellers cook and Helens childhood friend. Mildred Keller: Helens sister. Miss Sarah Fuller: The principal of the Horace Mann School, where Helen learned to speak. Dr. Chisholm: He was the oculist ( eye doctor) who treated Helen and referred her to Dr. Alexander Graham Bell Mr. Arthur Gilman: Arthur Gilman was the principal at Radcliffe College, where Helen attained her degree. Mr. Keith: He was Helens mathematics instructor at the Cambridge School for Young Ladies.
- 12. Miss Reamy: Helen Kellers German teacher at the Wright- Humason School for the Deaf. John Greenleaf Whittier: One of the many men of genius Keller met. Oliver Wendell Holmes: One of the many men of genius Keller knew. Charles Townsend Copeland: Copeland taught Helen English composition class at Radcliffe College. Frau Grote: Grote was Helens German teacher at Radcliffe College.
- 13. Mr. Irons: A Latin scholar and a family friend of Anne and Helen. John P. Spaulding: Spaulding was a dear friend to Helen Bishop Brooks: One of the many men of genius Helen knew. He spoke beautifully to her throughout her life on matters of religion and spirituality. Margaret T. Canby: Canby was the author of The Frost Fairies, on which Helens the Frost King was inadvertently based. Ella: Ella , Helens childhood nurse, was subject to her terrible fits and spiteful acts.
- 14. Thank you The end
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