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The Miracle Worker act 1
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How does Kate discover her baby is blind and deaf?
Helen did not flinch.When she asked her a question after the baby did not respond she realized the baby could not hear and when she shouted the baby would not flinch. When Katie looked into the babies eyes she realized the baby was blind.
Tell the number of years that elapse between Helen's infancy and the paper doll scene with
Percy and Martha.
It was a 5-year elapse between the paper doll in Percy's and Martha's scene and Helens infancy 5 years.
What does Helen do that shows she knows Percy is
The Helen starts poking her fingers into Percy's mouth to show that she knows that he is talking.
When Martha removes Helen's hands from her biting mouth, how does she react?
When Martha removes Helen's hand from Percy's mouth Helen topples Martha on her back and used her knees to pin Martha's shoulders down, and finally grabs the scissors.
To which family member does Helen seem closest?
Helen seems to have the closets relationship with Katie because Katie was the one who wanted to help Helen communicate. She was very persistent in helping her child when others began to lost hope Katie was still there for Helen and never gave up her hope for a better future for Helen.
Why is Helen troubled by Aunt Ev's towel doll? How does she remedy the situation?
Helen seems troubled because the doll that aunt ev gave Helen beaccuse it has no eyes and she fixs it by putting buttons on the eyes.
How does the family compensate for Helen's affliction?
Helens family helps commentate heles tantrums is by giving her candies to calm her down. No discipline.
When does Captain Keller agree to contact the oculist in Baltimore?
Captain keller finally agrees to write the letter after Katie is persistent with asking him and she belives in miracles happening.He agreed at the end of scene 3
Helen's half-brother, James, holds what opinion of her?
James attitude towards helen is that he is sick of Helen and he thinks helens never gonna learn. Gets on his nerves and wants to put her in an asylum.
List three pieces of information we learn from Mr. Anagnos' farewell conversation with Annie Sullivan at the Perkins Institute.
10. Three pieces of information we learn from Anagnos conversation with annie is that she is very loved by the children , he does not want annie to leave,and he does not have hope for her helping Helen.
20 years old.
Jimmy is her brother.
Name the going away presents Annie receives from Anagnos and the blind girls at the Perkins Institute.
the going away presents Annie receives from Anagons and the blind girls at perkins intiitute are the enevelop with a loan in it , garnet ring, and smoked glasses and doll.Annie was almost Blind.Ring, doll and sunglasses.
What gesture does Helen use to indicate her mother?
Helen touches her cheek.
How many treats does Helen secretly receive before dinner? Given by whom?
She recieves 3 before dinner by captain keller, kate, and viney
What three advantages does Annie tell Kate she has over another governess?
Annie has been blind, she is young so she has more energy to do things, and she has read every word of Dr. Howe's work behind her.
How do we know Helen is aware something different is about to happen?
Feels and touches everything.She feels around for everything
Tell Annie's response to Kate's question , "What will you try to teach her first?"
She responds first, lasts, and in between language. She restates Dr. Howe saying language is to the mind more than light is to the eye.
Does Kate like Annie at their first meeting?
Kate doubts Annie's capability of teaching Helen. She thinks Annie is too young to be teaching someone that needs advanced help but she likes her.
How does Helen first respond to Annie Sullivan?
Shes not afraid of her and comes up to her with curiosity.at first Helen is calm and is understanding a little bit . She basically at first does not mind her but later begins to dislike her
What word does Annie sign to Helen first? Why?
Doll because Helen was playing with the doll, so she just signed it to her hoping Helen would realize what she was holding was a doll
described as a young, gentlewoman; later described as careworn. She still believes there is hope to reach Helen. She is patient and the family peacekeeper.
described as a hearty gentleman in his mid-forties. He is a newspaper editor. He is impatient and imperious. He does not believe there is hope for Helen; he no longer believes in miracles
Helen's half brother. He is probably in his late teens. He is indolent and sarcastic. He does not believe there is any hope for Helen; he thinks she is half mentally defective.
smart, extremely stubborn, independent young woman; 20 years old; teaches Helen to communicate; she mourns for her brother, Jimmie.
A Miracle Worker
She openly expresses her feelings towards Helen and is the one that recommends they see Dr. Chisholm for help. She is always trying to be helpful, but often is barging in on issues. She threatens to take matters into her own hands.
What causes Helen to go deaf and blind?
She had a high fever which led to her blindness and deafness; the doctor said she had acute congestion of the stomach and brain.
Who is Jimmy?
Jimmy is Annie's brother who died when she was young.
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