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Helen goes here multiple times (with the key, the pitcher, etc.) it is her place of refuge and where her miracle took place
battle of vicksburg
North (Annie) vs. South (Keller) for Helen's independence. Annie, like the Northern general, is more stubborn,
chick hatching from the egg
Helen breaking free from the constraints of not being able to communicate
like Helen's ability to communicate, they are necessary in her learning. when the doors are unlocked, helen is also free
Helen asserts herself by hiding the key here; it shows Helen's intelligence and the fact that she has potential and will be able to progress
Helen's miracle of language; her first word, she threw it in Annie's face, knew the word by 6 months old, etc.
all characters must change in order for Helen to transform. Kate/Keller must relinquish control; James needs to learn to stand up to Keller; Annie needs to change her methods to reach Helen
2nd chance for love between Annie and Helen; Helen's resurrection with language; Keller/James relationship resurrected
Annie's stubbornness contributes to Helen's awakening; she outlasts Kate, Keller, and Helen by being more stubborn
north vs. south
Annie is North: strong, stubborn, independent. Keller is South: decorum, manners, appeasement, being proper and authoritative. annie's northern mentality overcomes southern sentimentalities to help Helen transform
Captain Arthur Keller, Helen's father (and James's and Mildred's father), married to Kate (his second marriage)
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