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…show more content…
While taking a long walk in nature at the end of the first day, Keller takes in all of nature, realizing how lucky everyone who can see the vast beauty. Dusk begins to fall while Keller observes a horse ploughing in a field, she states “I should experience the double delight of being able to see artificial light” (Keller 216). After seeing the sun set Keller imagines not sleeping the first night so she can remember all of the sights she saw that day. Keller imagines her second day of sight as “a hasty glimpse of the world”, this quote proves that there is an entire world to see, though Keller can only get a small view of it within her three days of vision. Keller imagines going to art museums, studying the objects with her eyes, and receiving every detail upon them. Keller states that she shall try to “probe into the soul of a man through his art”. Imagining all of the beauty in art, and getting the true appreciation that “educates the eye”. Keller states “I wonder how many readers of this article have viewed this panorama” (216), saying this proves to the reader that imagery is the main focus in trying to describe her three days of vision. Keller wonders if she had eyes that could see, how happy she would be in a world that is dark and strange to her. Keller mentions that she would be extremely reluctant leaving the Metropolitan Museum that contains the key to beauty, this shows to the reader the power of sight, and how much it means to some people. Later
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