Summary Of Hellen Keller 's Three Days

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Hellen Keller’s “Three Days to See” exhibits that sight of the world is taken for granted. For example, she states “We should live each day with a gentleness, a vigor, and a keenness of appreciation…” (Keller 211). Keller describes what she would do if she was given eye sight for three days. During these three days, Keller structures her time around her loved ones, the city, art, and nature. Keller’s impaired vision allows her to use extensive imagery to remind the sighted of how ungrateful they truly are. Keller illustrates by imagining a detailed list of what she would do if she were given three days of vision. The first day that Keller receives her vision back she imagines to “See the people whose kindness and gentleness and companionship have made my life worth living” (Keller 213). Keller’s loved ones made her life worth living even through all the struggles, this included her teacher, Mrs. Anne Sullivan Macy. When Keller imagines studying Mrs. Anne’s face, she wants to find within her, “The living evidence of the sympathetic tenderness and patience” (Keller 214). Hypothetically receiving back her vison, Keller uses the sense of sight to study these people that are dear to her. When visualizing all of her loved ones she realizes the true beauty that is within them. Later in Keller’s first day she begins to look at objects rather than people. For example, Keller quotes “My eyes would rest respectfully on the books in raised type which I have read…” (Keller…

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