Gandhi Pacifism Analysis

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Register to read the introduction… Many leaders were inspired by his practices of civil disobedience. He showed the world that violence doesn’t have to be defeated with violence. As he said "An eye for an eye only leaves the whole world blind." Gandhi showed the world what everybody can do if united to fight for the same cause. The will and the courage to fight for what one’s believe is a stronger weapon if it comes from a pure heart, full of positive intentions. He became the voice of all those people that were suffering but didn’t have the courage to speak up for themselves. He became one of them so he would better represent the masses. As he said "you must represent the change you wish to see in the …show more content…
According to the text, Exploring Religious Meaning, pacifism is one of three distinct positions taken by Christians on war and violence. It consists of absolutely no violence or participation in physical war struggles and brutality. The Oxford Pocket Dictionary defines pacifism as, “the belief that war and violence are morally unjustified” (565). Throughout the film, it is obvious that Gandhi follows and promotes the pacifist views as he turns away from violence and encourages the Indians to protest through non-violent actions. He greatly disapproved of violence in India’s struggle to gain their independence from Britain; rather he believed the best way to go about obtaining freedom was best done through the mind and heart. Gandhi influenced his followers to use their non-violent actions to attack the heart of their oppressors, and in turn they would receive the sympathy and respect that they so greatly …show more content…
Introduction Sentence -- this sentence will reintroduce your second main idea.
Example -- "Soon after making his return to India, Gandhi began traveling all over the country in order to get to know the people."
Body Sentences -- there should be 3 or 4 sentences that extend the main idea.
Example 1 -- "There were a number of politicians, both Hindu and Muslim, that were in favor of asking for home rule."
Example 2 -- "Gandhi responded to these politicians by saying that the common people make the difference, and only through uniting them will independence by granted."
Example 3 -- "The belief in maintaining contact with the common people ran so deep in Gandhi that he himself lived as a poor man, making his own clothes, and doing all of the things that the common man had to do."
Example 4 -- "Poor sharecroppers saw Gandhi as the man that best represented them, and they turned to him for leadership. Through nonviolent campaigns, Gandhi organized the poor and was able to win a rebate on rent, freedom for the sharecroppers to choose their own crops, and a commission, part Indian, to hear the grievances of the

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