Compare And Contrast Mandela And Mahatma Gandhi

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like if you lived in some other place in the world? Would it be easier to live there or harder? Depending on where you live is a big part of who you are. The thing is, for some it is really easy to be you, but something as simple as what color your skin is can change how you choose to express who you really are. The good thing is there are people like Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela, who were willing to fight for you. Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela were both great fighters for human rights. Both of these people fought for their countries and helped them fight for what they believe in. In The Eulogy for Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela’s autobiography, we see the differences these two leaders made in the lives of their people, and many others. Both the authors of Long Walk to Freedom and Eulogy of Mahatma Gandhi think that their subjects did a good job sticking…show more content…
Mandela had a commitment to millions of South Africans that he would help them even if it meant he couldn’t help the people he knew and loved. Mandela states, “In life, every man has twin obligations-obligations to his family, to his parents, to his wife and children; and he has an obligation to his people, his community, his country...But in a country like South Africa, it was almost impossible for a man of my birth and color to fulfill both of these obligations.” Mandela sacrificed time with his family and friends that he knew and loved to stand up for the freedom of his people. At one point Mandela realized that he wasn’t free and neither was his brothers and sisters either, no one of his color was free. In the text, Long Walk to Freedom, Mandela says, “I was born with a hunger to be free. I was born to be free-free in every way that I could know.” Both of these statements prove that Mandela helped people all over South
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