HELEN KELLER:Helen Keller is the writer, narrator as well as the central character ofThe Story of My Life. The book, while tracing her journey from childhood to her college days, underlines many of her characteristic traits. In spite of her disabilities, Helen showed exemplary determination and perseverance in her life. Even though Helen had become mute with the loss of her ability to hear, through her hard work and unfailing resolve, she learnt how to speak. Helen overcame all the ordeals and fears on her journey to realise her dream of going to college. Helen appears to be an enthusiastic and, at times, unruly from a very young age. She was frequently gripped by bouts of depression and discontentment. But strong will-power motivated her to overcome all negativities.Being deaf and blind, her only source of knowledge about the world was her books. Thus, Helen was an avid reader. Helen also loved travelling and staying out-of-doors. Her love of the countryside is evident throughout the text. Even though she lacked the sense of sight, she could appreciate the beauty of nature and the works of art.

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Helen Keller was born in Alabama on June 27,1880.When she was just nineteen months old she suffered a serious illness due to which she completely lost her sense of hearing as well as sight.initially she devised gestures to make herself understood and was quite independent.she would do all the daily chores and be the active member of the family.But then over the years she got frustrated and hostile. She is considered as one of the heroic figures who had overcome extreme hardship in order to achieve her life time goals and aims of life.Though she found herself completely drowned is silence and darkness she began to learn to read and write mainly due to her persistence and perseverance.Not to mention the support of her teacher and the parents.She always craved to communicate with the world around and get connected to them.She loved the outdoors and longed to experience it.By the brilliant use of words and concepts  she could not only understand the physical world  but also the world of concepts,ideas and emotions.This ability to communicate made her pursue her career as a  lecturer and writer.