Short Essay Questions Key
1. What is The Story of My Life and when was it written?
The Story of My Life is an autobiography of Helen Keller which she wrote during her third year at Radcliffe College.
2. Who was Helen's father and mother and what information does she share about them?
Helen's father was Arthur Keller and he had been a Confederate Captain during the civil war. He was also related to Robert E. Lee. Her mother was Kate Keller, a well-read woman who came from an intellectual family.
3. What position did Helen hold in the family and how was she treated?
Helen was the first child of this marriage. Arthur had been previously married and had two sons. Helen was fussed over a lot because she was the first child of the marriage.
4. After the fever what memories about sight and sound did Helen have left?
After the fever, Helen had just a few memories of sight and sound left, but she gradually forgot them.
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