He recognizes that the Nobel Prize is an honor to many other leaders that are spearheading the struggle to end “man’s inhumanity to man.” Thesis of Luther’s Speech The author expresses the struggle that the civil rights activists and other leaders in the world are making to end racial injustice, poverty, and militarism by adopting a more peaceful approach to violence and oppression. The author advocates for love and peace by appealing to faith and hope in people. Elements of a Strong
Paragraph 14 in “Letter From Birmingham Jail” is one that I admire for its passion and depth. A fragment from this reads- When your first name becomes “nigger,” your middle name becomes “boy” and your last name becomes “John,” … (King pg. 276). This line stood out to me because it makes you comprehend the harsh reality these innocent people faced and how there was nothing they could do to stop the oppression. King brings grief to your mind by defining the young
“His belief in simple living gave people a beacon of hope”(Biography.com). “Gandhi showed the world that to be able to win something it does not need to be violent”(Williams History.com). He truly inspired the world with his nonviolent actions. Lots of things were happening around the world during Gandhi’s time of leading India. “By the end of 1921 some 30,000 protesters were behind bars in Indian jails”(Furbee 42).
He introduced the principle of Satyagraha—resistance to tyranny through mass nonviolent civil disobedience. Gandhi played a huge vital role in demolishing poverty, building harmonious relationship, giving women a voice and eradicating injustice of caste system. Gandhi accomplished his task of gaining independence in 1947 after getting imprisoned for speaking the truth and doing the right things because of his well-doings he is renowned as Mahatma, meaning “great soul.” Every world leader gives credit to Mahatma Gandhi for being an inspiration to many upcoming leaders. Gandhi always said that his saying are not new but it had always been there in the form of truth. Gandhi may not have been a perfect person as there are many controversies surrounding him such as India-Pakistan dispute and several other claimed by critics.
He is generous, obedient, responsible, and honest. A broken young woman and her dangerous father threaten his life, but he has no harsh words for them,” (Iannone 243-278). Tom Robinson was never the evil that society thought he was and has to pay the greatest price for racism, his own life. His image was twisted by society because of his appearance, which causes the real evil in this situation to be the family who accused him and the citizens who sealed his
Before he is arrested and undergoes treatment, Alex is carefree and has no remorse for the pain his actions have caused others. Despite his actions in the later parts of the novel, this hasn’t truly changed. As the prison chaplain claims in chapter fourteen, “He has no real choice, has he? Self interest, fear of physical pain, drove him to that grotesque act of self abasement. Its insincerity was clear to be seen”(Burgess 141).
The Multiple Agendas of MK Gandhi Mohandas Karamchand ‘Mahatma’ Gandhi, the father of India, was the greatest freedom fighter the world ever witnessed. His entire life revolved around truth, non violence, and equality for all. Gandhi, over the course of his chequered life, founded several new philosophies and ideologies, that mobilized the people of India to seek freedom as one single nation, rather than as individuals pursuing their own demands. Gandhi's journey as a freedom fighter began in Durban, in the late 19th century. He actively fought for Indians living in Johannesburg who had been subjected to racist discrimination.
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
Rips’ wife was “continually dinning in his ears about his idleness, his carelessness, and the ruin he was bringing on his family” (473). I interpret his carelessness as he gave up on his own property, but he can still find peace in helping others. I think we could say he was nonconforming and he did what he believed is right. He came to the conclusion that there is no use in maintaining his farm so he would help others; that way he can still be helping society and making himself feel better. He was not like anyone else; most people don’t help others instead of doing their own chores.
Night mainly contains similes, metaphors and hyperbole. First, the simile that most stood out to me was “He had some seven hundred prisoners under his command, and they all loved him like a brother”(Wiesel,63). This simile, in a way, compares the officer to the other officers because it shows he treats his prisoners better. It also says that “Nobody had ever endured a blow or even an insult from him”(Wiesel, 63). So we know that he cares enough about those people not to hurt or insult them voluntarily.