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The Miracle Worker Themes

This Study Guide consists of approximately 76 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The Miracle Worker.
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Themes

In simplest terms, The Miracle Worker is the story of how one person can enter the lives of others and change them forever. During the course of the play, Annie Sullivan enters the Keller household and through her work to teach Helen who is deaf, mute, and blind language, ends up changing all of the characters^ perceptions of the world, as well as changing her own world-view. By the end of the play the "miracle" that she works, teaching Helen language, has a direct effect on everyone's life and the way in which they live it.

Change and Transformation

The first overriding theme of The Miracle Worker is that of change and transformation. The characters of the play very much want to change their lives but are unsure of the extent to which they are willing to transform themselves. When Annie first comes to the Keller household to help...

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