In 1902, Helen Keller, 21, a sophomore at Harvard University, published her first book, “the Story of my Life,” in the American Journal of Women’s families. As soon as the work came out, it immediately became famous in the United States. The Book Review of Century magazine called the book “an unparalleled masterpiece in world literature”. Dr. Haier, a famous American writer, also spoke highly of the following: “the two most important contributions to literature in 1902 were Jim and Helen by Kierin.” Keller’s the Story of my Life. Gillin is a famous British writer, and Helen? Keller is not only an unknown college student, but also a deaf, blind and dumb young girl.
Helen Keller, born on June 27, 1880, in the town of Tusca Mbia, Alabama, was born to his father, Arthur H. Keller was an officer of the Confederate Army and later an editor of a newspaper. Her mother, Kate Adams, was a beautiful girl from Memphis, and she was not only educated but also an expert at running a family. Helen was the first child of the family, so she had been the center of the family since she was born. Helen was so clever that she could say “Hello” in six months. “Tea! Tea Tea! ” People are surprised to learn to imitate the movements of adults before they learn to walk. Unfortunately, when Helen came to the world only 19 months ago, she suffered from acute brain congestion, which severely crippled Helen’s young body and mind, making her deaf and blind. The merciless reality threw her into a world of chaos and ignorance, and she was almost useless. But little Helen didn’t give in to her fate, and real life required her to socialize with others.
In her family life, Helen had shown a gift of intelligence from an early age, and she began to make symbolic gestures: shake her head to say “no”, nod her head to “yes”, pull up for “come,” push for “go,” Make a sign of what you want. Helen later wrote in “the Story of my Life”: “even before I could walk, I had shown a kind of studious and confident temperament.” I always imitate what others do. ” Of course, this alone is not enough. When Helen was six, her parents brought in an initial teacher, Anne Sullivan, who was also a blind child. At the age of 14, a successful operation brought her back to light. So she understood Helen best, and she poured all her heart and love into Helen. It was this teacher who took a big turn in Helen’s life. It turned out that Helen and her teacher, Sullivan, together formed an antagonist.
Miss Sullivan, with her experience and method of teaching, opened the door to knowledge and civilization for Helen Keller. This is how Sullivan’s teaching began. She played with a big doll and put the word “doll” in Helen’s hand. Helen drew it over and over in her hand, to her great delight. Sullivan also took little Helen to the waterhouse, put cool drops of water on her hand and spelt the word “water” on the other hand. Helen was so inspired that she realized that everything in the universe had its name and made her feel sorry. Sullivan also took Helen to the country to play and spell whatever she saw, and Helen soon remembered it. The teacher also taught Helen what an abstract noun “love” was, and she taught Helen the countless idioms she used in her daily interactions. Therefore, Helen recalled her teacher, said: “she never missed any opportunity to make me understand the beauty of everything in the world, she is always thinking about ways to make my life beautiful and meaningful.” “that’s it. I draw knowledge from life.”
Helen began to learn oral English at the age of ten. As a deaf child, she encountered insurmountable difficulties. “I watched Miss Sullivan’s lips entirely with my fingers. I felt the movement of her throat, the movement of her mouth, and her facial expressions, which was often inaccurate, and that was the case. I forced myself to repeat words and sentences that didn’t sound well, sometimes for a few hours, until the sound I uttered was right. ” Helen finally learned to speak with her mouth, to “listen” with her fingers, and to learn five languages, English, German, French, Latin and Greek, with superhuman wisdom and strength.
In 1892, Helen, 12, wrote a short story titled “Frost King” using the knowledge taught by Miss Sullivan, which appeared in the Perkins School of the Blind’s newsletter, vivid, fluent, and true and interesting. People who read it were surprised. Some people suspected that the box of novels had been copied, so they set up a “court” to ask Helen to answer the questions. Helen’s answer to questions from all sides in a dubious, dubious tone of reply calmed the storm. Helen went to Cambridge Girls’ School at the age of 16. Sullivan and Helen had classes every day, and with great patience she spelt her teacher’s lesson in Helen’s hands. Some of the textbooks were not printed, and Ms. Sullivan read them to her again and again, so she had to read the teacher’s assigned book like Helen, and translate the teacher’s lecture to Helen. Helen had a good grasp of what she had learned.
One day in June 1897, Helen, a deaf 17-year-old girl, came to take her first entrance examination at the prestigious Radcliffe School of Women at Harvard University in the United States. Subjects for the examination are elementary German, advanced German, French, Latin, English, Greek history and Roman history. She was very skillful in touching the raised Braille and then answering the questions on the exam paper with a typewriter. It took nine hours to get the grades: “excellent” in German, “excellent” in English, and passed in all the other subjects.
Two years later, she took the final entrance examination of the college and got good grades in all five courses. She overcame the unimaginable difficulties of a disabled person and realized her dream of becoming a top university in the United States-Harvard University. After entering university, Helen was presented with a beautiful and bright new world. But for a disabled person, the difficult problem she gets is conceivable. The teacher’s lecture was spelt on her hand as quickly as possible, Helen recalled. “the word that Sally had spelt in my hand so quickly, I was like a hound chasing a hare, which was often out of reach.” It is impossible for me to take notes because my hands are busy listening, and I often write down what I remember in my mind when I get home. “
The school’s textbooks rarely have blind text, so the content of the textbook must be spelled in her hand. As a result, she spends much more time studying than others. Helen had to sit there to prepare her lessons whenever other students were outside singing, dancing or laughing, and sometimes she really felt like she couldn’t tell. Helen has a wide range of interests. She likes riding, ice swimming, skiing, chess, visiting museums and drama. She can touch and appreciate ancient Greek sculptures with her hands. It was in this contradictory life that she often felt unbearable, impatient, and angry.
But after she calmed down, she realized: “if one wants to get real talent, one has to climb the mountain alone.” Since there is no royal road to the summit, I shall have to follow my own winding path. It was with this spirit and perseverance that Helen completed all four years of college, graduated with honors from Radcliffe College and was rewarded for “good at English writing”. This miracle made all her classmates talk, they said: “compared with her, our efforts are deceived.” In 1909, Helen, following the Story of my Life, was asked by Century to write several articles about how she understood the world, collected in the World I live in. In 1910, she wrote an article (00 lines of patriotic songs of the Stone Wall) that shocked the Times commentators and asked, “where on earth did the power to produce this song come from?”
Over the next 50 years, she wrote a total of 14 books. Among them, “the Story of my Life”, from 1903 to 1961, the copyright has been transferred several times, printing numerous times, from 1961 to 1980 alone has printed 24 editions. Mrs. Elinor wrote in the new preface: “there will be many people interested in reading this story because the story is far from over.” Once the beauty of the human spirit is known, we will never forget it. ” Therefore the reader competes for purchase, sells the number not to decline. Helen Keller became a world famous female writer.
Helen Keller also devoted his life to the public service for the benefit of the blind and deaf in his country and the world, and to the progressive cause of mankind. In 1906, a new committee for the blind in Massachusetts, led by Helen, launched a campaign to ban women with sexually transmitted diseases. Because a child born with a venereal disease is a baby. It was not until Helen broke the taboo that the “polite” man seemed to be unable to speak. In World War II, she supported President Roosevelt’s aid to democracies against Hitler’s policies. She personally went to military hospitals to boost soldiers’ morale, and called her work in military hospitals “the greatest honor of my life.”
In 1948, she visited Japan again at the invitation of General Douglas A. McAChou and Japanese officials. She delivered speeches in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, devastated by atomic bombs: atomic war against terror and support for atomic energy for peace building. Helen and other blind people co-founded the Keller Blind Foundation. To raise funds for schools for the blind in the United States and overseas, she traveled all over the world and devoted her life to the welfare and education of officials. Won the people of all over the world. To this end, in May 1959, the United Nations launched the “Helen Keller” World campaign.
In 1960, the overseas Blind Foundation of the United States announced the Helen Keller Prize. Harvard University awarded her an “honorary degree,” and the state honored her as an “honorary citizen.” on her 80th birthday, a reporter visited her. “as long as I have a breath, I will work for the disabled forever,” she said of her plans for the future. At the age of 84, she was awarded the Medal of Freedom by President Lyndon Johnson. In 1968, Helen Keller died at the age of 88.