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The year was one of excitement and awakening for Helen, as she also began more regular lessons in the histories of Greece and Rome, French grammar, and Latin. In the summer of , Helen began studies at the Wright-Humason School for the Deaf in New York City, where she fell in love with German literature and enjoyed a happy two years in the city.
Helen knew that there would be challenges and obstacles, but wanted very badly to be admitted to Radcliffe alongside her seeing and hearing peers. Despite these challenges, Helen progressed well in school, and enjoyed the friendships she made with her new classmates. After Christmas that year, Mildred also enrolled at the school, and so Helen enjoyed many happy months studying, working, and playing alongside her beloved sister.
Helen completed her preliminary examinations and passed with flying colors, and as she headed into her second year of school, she was determined to continue her unflagging success.
Helen was determined to keep up, but the principal of the school believed that Helen was falling behind, and refused to let her take her final examinations with the rest of her class. In June of , it was time for Helen to take her final exams for entrance to Radcliffe. The college authorities barred Miss Sullivan from sitting during Helen with her exams and interpreting for her, but despite the unfamiliarity of her designated proctor and the difficulty of the mathematics exam, Helen passed her exams and gained admission to Radcliffe.
After one more year of preparation with a private tutor, Helen began school at Radcliffe, excited to finally fulfill her lifelong dream of attending college. By her third year of college—the time in which Helen is composing this story of her life—Helen is taking classes which deeply interest her, and has come to learn that the way she was educated in the earlier part of her life—leisurely but hungrily, with an open mind and heart and a desire not just to memorize facts but to truly come to understand the history of the human race, the delicate nature of the natural world, and the integrity and beauty of the written world—was the best education for her all along.
Helen dedicates an entire chapter to expressing her love of books, and the indebtedness she feels to the stories which have brought her joy, comfort, and companionship throughout her life.
When she was 12, she unintentionally plagiarized a book in her homework for the Perkins Institution and was reprimanded for it. A story she wrote for Mr. Anagnos was believed to have been copied from another story, although Keller did not remember ever being told such a story. Keller was then placed on a quasi-trial at the Perkins Institution and it was questioned whether or not the plagiarism was intentional.
The experience was incredibly saddening and distressing for her. She was especially saddened at having disappointed Mr. Anagnos, whom she loved and for whom she had a lot of respect. The experience also made it so that she distrusted her thoughts and was fearful of writing.
With time, though, she learned to overcome that fear. A woman by the name of Sarah Fuller taught Keller to speak by allowing her touch her face to feel the shape of her mouth and tongue whenever she spoke. This made her feel incredibly liberated in that she was now able to connect with other people and express herself. Keller explained that she could experience them in the same way we can all appreciate intangible feelings such as love and goodness.
Summary Pt 4: Keller had long dreamed of studying at a university, and she finally got the chance to. Keller began her college career in , and although her time there came with its struggles, the rewarding feeling she gained afterwards was everlasting. She began her journey toward college at a prep school called The Cambridge School for Young Ladies where, shockingly, from a modern perspective, she was given almost no special assistance, despite her disabilities.
In order to pass her classes, Keller used the method of learning that Miss Sullivan had taught her.
While taking her preliminary exams for college, Keller typed up her answers on her typewriter. Generations after generations have known Keller so well through various film, television series and documentary adaptations produced, depicting the story of her life.
Keller had been the guiding light of the American Foundation for the Blind for which she had raised funds. Keller had won many posthumous honours like being named in hospitals and physically challenged foundations. Keller was the first deaf and blind woman who completed her Bachelor of Arts degree.
Keller's name will remain in the memories of future generations and pages of history. The illness did not remain with her for long but brought in deafness and blindness in her. Helen used 60 of her home signs while communicating with her family.
In Helen was sent by her mother while being accompanied by her father to seek the help of Dr. Julian Chisolm, an eye, ear, nose, and throat specialist in Baltimore, for advice. Bell further made Helen and her family go to Perkins Institute for the Blind where Laura Bridgman had received her formal education. Anne initially taught Helen how to communicate by spelling words through her hands. Anne gave a clear picture of all the words and Helen learnt the symbolic ideas of water, mug and all other things.
Keller had a protruding left eye which we get to know from most of her profile photographs. In Keller received her graduation from Radcliffe College at the age of Anne married John Macy in