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The Miracle Worker
In the story The Miracle Worker, Capt. Keller and his son James are unable to communicate with each other because Capt. Keller will not listen to James.
Both have very different personalities. Capt. Keller is a strong, stubborn, and easily angered kind of guy. James on the other hand is a kind and obedient kid that does what he is told. Though with all their differences they both love Helen and want the best for her.
In the story Capt. Keller is motivated to forget his past, That is probably why he ignores James so much. Keller is forgetting that James in not only from his past but is part of his life now. James is motivated to get his father to pay attention to him, but to do that he must first stand up to his father.
James and Capt. Keller are not perfect, and both have faults that they need to put behind them. James is unable to stand up to his father because he is probably afraid of him. He knows that his father is wrong sometimes, but he will not stand up to them. Keller thinks he is always right and will never listen to his son James.
Here is the conclusion; they will probably get along if they consider how much alike they are. For one thing they both love Helen and want the best for her. They should also listen to each other and compromise what they should do for Helen.