The Story of My Life - Chapter 20 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 20 Summary

Helen could enter Radcliffe whenever she wanted, but to feel more prepared, especially in math, she tutored another year with Mr. Keith. She entered Radcliffe in the fall of 1900, thinking all would now be "beauty and light" in the "wonderland of the Mind."

By the time she wrote this chapter, Helen had lost her romanticism about college. The thing she misses most is time to think and reflect. She remarks wryly, "One goes to college to learn, it seems, not to think." She cannot take notes in class, because her hands are "busy listening." Instead, she makes notes after class. She uses her Braille typewriter to do her work, "so that the professors have no difficulty in finding out how little I know." Helen sometimes struggles with feelings of jealousy toward her peers, who need less time...

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