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Three Days to See by Helen Kellar

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"Three Days to See"

Helen Kellar (1880-1968)

Helen Kellar has proved to be one of the greatest role models of not just disabled people, but also people striving towards a goal. Helen Keller (1880-1968) was born in Alabama, USA. When she grew to be 19 months old, her body was taken from sight and hearing. Through this rough time in her life, she still had hope thanks to the gracious teacher, Anne Sullivan. Through Anne Sullivan's dedication to help someone in need, Helen Kellar learned how to read and speak, just by the mere form of touch. Later on in life, she began schooling, and graduated from university at the phenomenal age of 24. Due to her outstanding energy, enthusiasm, and will, she became an inspiration and strength, which furthered the cause of the worlds deaf and blind. The development of the essay, "Three Days to See," helps reveal the true feelings of the extraordinary Helen Kellar, and also exposes an important message to the audience.

Helen Kellar has specially laid out a plan of what she would observe if she only had three days to see. She has organized the three days so she could see all the different driving forces of the world. In the first day, she would like to see her loved ones, which include friends and family. She would like to imprint these pictures in her mind of the people who have supported and motivated her for the years of hardship. Helen would like to see God's grace, which is represented in the natural world. What we all take for granted, God's beautiful creation for humans, but yet we don't appreciate, but yet, just ignore. For some people, God's beauty of the natural world is speechless magnificence. The second day, she would want to see the great creation of arts, and the beauty and meaning held within them. She would like to see the forms of entertainment, which we love. "I can not enjoy the beauty of rhythmic movement except in a sphere restricted to the touch of my hands." (p.27). The third day, she would like to see the main driving force of our "natural" world, the economy. She would like to see people walking on the streets, the buildings and high rises, the great industry world. This is what Helen Kellar would like to do if she had only three days to see, she would like to take advantage of what we don't, we as the people who think there is nothing else out there in the world, than what you have already seen.

Helen Kellar is very sentimental, and the reader can tell, she has thought out this plan of sight for her entire life. She would like to be able to enjoy life to the fullest, not that blind people can't do that, just that people with sight have seen all to know and of their interest. For once, Helen Kellar would like to see things of her interest. "Hear the music of voices, the song of a bird, the mighty strains of an orchestra..." (p.29). Helen Kellar must be very frustrated by how people with sight take advantage of



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