Describe the progress made by Helen Keller during the two years she spent at Wright-Humason School for the Deaf in New York City.
Helen had very high expectations for herself when she joined Wright-Humason School for the Deaf in New York City. She wished to speak like the others and worked very hard for it, but she was unable to achieve her goal. She lagged drastically in lip reading and speech. She was very often disappointed with herself due to the mistakes she made in subjects like Arithmetic. Though these limitations weighed down on her, she found an interest in physical geography and focused her attention towards mastering it. She spent two years pursuing it and regarded the times spent in studying it with great delight.
At the Wright-Humason School for the Deaf in New York City, Helen's progress in lip-reading and speech were far below her own expectations and that of her teachers. Helen aimed to speak like other people and her teachers also believed that she could accomplish the task but she did not quite reach her goal. She worked hard with sincerity but Helen conjectured that she probably aimed too high and therefore, disappointment was inevitable. She still regarded arithmetic as a system of pitfalls and indulged in guesswork. When she was not guessing answers, she would jump to conclusions and this process aggravated her difficulties more than their fair share. Though these disappointments plagued her, she pursued her other studies with unflagging interest and began to enjoy studying physical geography. It brought her so much delight that it led her to consider those two years spent in New York to be one of genuine pleasures.