Monday, 12 September 2016

THE STORY OF MY LIFE BY HELEN KELLER ‘

’ The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.” Helen Keller.  This is the way she led her life. A life full of struggle, fought with extreme courage combined with patience and perseverance.
She is Helen Keller, born on June 27, 1880 and became the first well educated deaf and blind person in the world. She wrote a series of articles for the ‘’Ladies Home Journal’’, that was later published as ‘The story of my life’’ in 1903. It is her autobiography- A book that discloses all her major endeavours in her life time. The poignant part is the letters she wrote. It sights her mind set, skills, her thirst for knowledge and the people around her. In a letter to Dr.Oliver Wendell Holmes dt. April 1891,she request him to help Tommy- who is like her in many ways.- An example of her being circumspect.
Helen Keller’s interest in Literature can be traced through- out the book. She often quotes many great works of renowned poets and Authors.  A quote from the novel:- ‘’ When a rainy day keeps me indoors, I amuse myself after the manner of other girls. I like to knit and crochet; I read in the happy go lucky way, I love here and there a line; or  perhaps  I play a game or two of checkers or chess with a friend.” The above lines reveal her hobbies and the way she keeps herself occupied in the best possible manner. The story of my life is-1 An epigrammatic parable of life. 2. A pragmatic approach to meet the challenges. 3. A magnificent combat to win over doom and gloom.
Mark Twain said ‘’ keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small   people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.’’  That’s what Helen Keller did.

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