Mahandas Gandhi Essay

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The Romantic archetype centers a hero’s journey to change the world for the betterment of humanity. Romantic hero overcomes challenge to help society takes back enlightenment and shares it with society. Mahandas Gandhi is a romantic hero because he tries to change the world for the betterment of liberty. Mahandas Gandhi was born on October 2, 1896 in Porbandar, India. The Gandhis were middle-class, cultured, and deeply religious Hindus. When Gandhi was thirteen, he was married to his wife, Kasturbai. They had four children. Ghandi went to study law in London after high school. Then he went to South Africa, where he spent twenty years opposing discriminatory legislation which against Indians. When Gandhi returned to India in 1914, …show more content…
After read the book wrote by Marx, Gandhi started thinking how he could do to change a society. Then, Gandhi read a book called, “The Kingdom of God is with You,” by Leo Tolstoy, which demonstrate the idea of non-violent resistance. The idea has huge impact on Gandhi, he later freed India from British by using non-violent and non-cooperate action. Gandhi was always looking for peace and freedom. Many of his quotes are related to peace or nonviolence. He said that, “Nonviolence is a weapon of strong.” Demonstrates that Gandhi disagree with violence movement. He also said, “Poverty is the worst form of violence.” If people of a society used violent way to try to better the circumstance, then people would be poor because they don’t think but just fight. One of Gandhi’s most famous quote is “We must become the change we want to see.” For example, Gandhi wanted to stop people buying British goods, so he used the knitter to make traditional Indian Khadi. Gandhi encouraged Indian to boycott English goods and buy Indian goods. This restored India’s pride in traditional spinning and weaving, because Indian people began to weave and spin their own thread to make cloth. Another action took Gandhi was “The Salt March”. In 1930 the British had a monopoly on salt. They were the only one who could sell it so they taxed the people who bought it. This was a symbol of the British oppression that Gandhi wanted to end. Because of the high prices the

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