Three Days to See by Helen Keller Term Paper

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Helen Keller's Three Days To See

As individuals we tend to value life more if and when we come close to losing it. We become conscious of its loss we are bombarded with the things associated with the things we have lost. In Helen Keller's Three Days to See [1933] for example one observes that she relates her blindness to the things that she misses because she is blind. A walk in the woods [Keller 1933] can be as exhilarating for her as one would experience an adventure rafting through white water river. The fact of the matter is that exhilaration for one a person with full senses differ from the ones who is deprived because
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he/she values it more.

Similarly, the emotional associations that one has with socialization also depend on how much one value it. A friend cannot be as dear unless he/she become distanced; interaction becomes impossible. The heart grows fonder only when one recalls of memories of interactions that cannot be replicated. While those we can see, touch and feel are not appreciated because of their nearness and our presumption that they will be there whenever we feel like meeting them. Keller [1933] for example notes how acquaintances on a regular basis have less value than those friends whose memories and association we cherish because they are physically near to us. She writes:

How much easier, how…

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Keller, Helen. Three Days to See. The Atlantic Monthly; January 1933; Three Days to See; Volume 151, No. 1; pages 35-42.

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