Movie: The Miracle Worker [1962] Movie: The Miracle Worker [1962]

Movie: The Miracle Worker [1962] Movie: The Miracle Worker [1962]

Annie Sullivan:
Pity for this tyrant? Is there anything she wants she doesn't get? I'll tell you what I pity... that the sun won't rise and set for her all her life, and every day you're telling her it will. What you and your pity do will destroy her, Captain Keller.

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Aunt Ev:
There's a very famous Perkins School in Boston. They're supposed to do wonders.



Captain Arthur Keller:
The child's been to specialists everywhere. They couldn't help her in Baltimore or Washington, could they?



Kate Keller:
I think the captain will write to the Perkins School.



Captain Arthur Keller:
Katie, how many times are you going to let them break your heart?



Kate Keller:
Any number of times. As long as there's the slightest chance for her to see or hear.

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Captain Arthur Keller:
From the minute she stepped off the train she's been nothing but a burden! Incompetent, impertinent, ineffectual, inmodest, and...



Kate Keller:
She folded her napkin, Captain.



Captain Arthur Keller:
She what?



Kate Keller:
Not ineffectual. Helen did fold her napkin.



Captain Arthur Keller:
What in heaven's name is so extraordinary about folding a napkin?



Kate Keller:
Well, it's more than you did, Captain.



Captain Arthur Keller:
Katie, the point is she's ruined any chance she ever had of getting along with the child. If you can see any point or purpose of her staying on here longer, it's more than I can.



Kate Keller:
What do you wish me to do?



Captain Arthur Keller:
I want you to give her notice!



Kate Keller:
I can't.



Captain Arthur Keller:
Then if you won't, I must!

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Captain Arthur Keller:
Miss Sullivan, I find it difficult to talk through those glasses. Why do you wear them? The sun's been down over an hour.



Annie Sullivan:
Any kind of light hurts my eyes.



Captain Arthur Keller:
Well, put them on, Miss Sullivan. I've decided to give you a second chance.



Annie Sullivan:
To do what?



Captain Arthur Keller:
To remain our employee! But on two conditions! I'm not accustomed to rudeness! If you want to stay, there must be a radical change of manner!



Annie Sullivan:
Whose?



Captain Arthur Keller:
Yours, young lady! Isn't it obvious? You must convice me that there's the slightest hope of you teaching a child who now flees from you like the plague.



Annie Sullivan:
There isn't. It's hopeless here.



Captain Arthur Keller:
Am I to understand...



Annie Sullivan:
We all agree it's hopeless here. The next question is...



Kate Keller:
Miss Annie, I'm not agreed! She did fold her napkin. She learns. She learns! Did you know she began talking when she was only six months old? She could say water. Well, not really. Wah-wah. But she meant water! She knew what it meant at only six months old! I never saw a child so bright or outgoing! It's still in her, somewhere. Miss Annie, put up with her and with us.



Captain Arthur Keller:
Us?



Kate Keller:
Please. Like the lost lamb in the parable, I love her all the more.



Annie Sullivan:
Mrs. Keller, I don't think Helen's greatest handicap is deafness or blindness. I think it's your love and pity. All these years you've felt so sorry for her you've kept her like a pet. Well, even a dog you housebreak.

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Kate Keller:
She's a defective child! It's not her fault!



Captain Arthur Keller:
I didn't say it was her fault!



Kate Keller:
Well, I don't know what to do. How can I teach her, beat her till she's black and blue?



Captain Arthur Keller:
We can't have her running around loose! There must be some way to confine her!



Kate Keller:
Where, in a cage? She's a growing child!



Captain Arthur Keller:
Answer me one thing. Is it fair to the baby there?



Kate Keller:
Are you willing to put her away? She wants to talk, like me, like you and me. Every day she slips further and further away. I don't know how to call her back.



Aunt Ev:
I have a mind to write to Boston myself. If that school can't help her, maybe they'll send somebody who can.

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