Even at the young age of 6, Helen Keller was in a bad place. All 6 years of her life, she had felt as if she was trapped in a fog. She had no way to say what she wanted, no way to communicate. It was very hard for her.
Helen Keller believes the 3rd of March, 1887, was the most important day of her life. It was the day she met her teacher, Anne Sullivan, the woman who would change her life, and make Helen "see" things in a whole new way.
One of the things Helen remembers most about Anne teaching her is when she was learning that 2 things can have the same name. In this case, it was a rag doll, and a porcelain doll. Helen became frustrated and threw the porcelain doll on the ground and shattered it. It wasn't until she realized what she did that she felt sorrow and regret.