Compare And Contrast Mahatma Ghandi And Martin Luther King

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Decades ago, the world as we know it was a place where discrimination and racism where ordinary acts performed on a daily basis. Consequently, a lot of iconic individuals emerged throughout history and strived to make this world a better place. Mahatma Ghandi and Martin Luther, two out of many other heroes, made history and are known for their incredible accomplishments. The word “hero” has many meanings but according to a hero is “a person who is admired for great or brave acts or fine qualities”. Mahatma Ghandi and Martin Luther King dedicated their lives and aimed to help fight injustice. Mahatma Ghandi, whose first name stood for “Great Soul”, was born in North West India on the 2nd of October 1809. On the other hand, Martin Luther King was born in Atlanta, Georgia in January 15, 1929. He was a Baptist minister and civil-rights activist. Both Mahatma Ghandi and Martin Luther King were positively influential heroes, but in my point of view, I believe Mahatma Ghandi was a great man because he…show more content…
In my opinion, Martin Luther King was more visionary than active, whereas Mahatma Ghandi suffered all his life being thrown in jail over and over again for fighting against racial segregation. Martin Luther King as well as Mahatma Ghandi believed in non-violent protests and boycotts instead of fighting fire with fire. Fighting against inequality, Martin Luther King and Mahatma Ghandi gave lectures once in a while to raise awareness between their people against injustice. Mahatma Ghandi only received one award, which is the Time’s Person Of The Year Award; however, Martin Luther King received several awards ranging from Nobel Peace Prize to the Grammy Hall Of Fame Award. Despite his peaceful vibes, Mahatma Ghandi had an unpleasant ending; Similarly, Martin Luther King was also shot standing in the balcony of a motel in
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