The Seeing Hand


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Essay #: 070114
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The Seeing Hand
Helen Keller remains as more than just an accomplished thinker, writer and inspiration to the fortitude of the human spirit; Helen Keller is a metaphor for the human spirit itself.  Her desire and subsequent ability to transcend what her dictated physical abilities at one time limited her to do, is a revelation to what makes humanity human does not rest within the corporeal body.  In fact, The Seeing Hand is a relevant piece of hers that personifies the human hand as an object of seeing, rather than the obvious eyes.  This is significant because with a ‘seeing hand,’ there must be a purposeful and cogent imagination to actively agitate images from the depths of darkness that can overwhelm most.  What becomes the most...
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.....ust simply restructure his life in a literal sense, but understand that “while painful, losses offer unique opportunities for personal growth” (Arnold).  As a social ‘butterfly’ before his accident, Bauby’s dapper, fluttering existence lacked the forethought and retrospect that he had been capable of.  This is not to say that Bauby’s loss was relative and that he ultimately left life with more due to his loss, but that it is to say that humanity itself may have gained from what Bauby produced despite his loss.
Works Cited
Arnol, Elizabeth. Life’s Losses and Endings and the Nurse-Client Relationship. 1999.
Bauby, Jean. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly. Vintage: New York, 1997.
Keller, Helen. The World I Live In. New York: Century Co., 1908.