Gandhi got arrested for his protest, but got arrested with pride, for he had fought for what he believed was right. “I… did not feel the slightest hesitation in entering the prisoner’s box” (Doc 7). After the large movement Gandhi led, he was proud of what he had accomplished. Gandhi was not the only one arrested for this movement, but like Gandhi, everyone who was arrested was perfectly fine with spending their time in jail. “Everyone of us was firm in his resolution of passing his term in jail in perfect happiness and peace” (Doc 7).
His position against long hours working day, low wages and poor working conditions have opened my eyes to how workers should be treated. His adoption unions have made it easier for other companies to have the guts to unionize. His influence can be felt most strongly his work in charity. Carnegie believed that the owners have to control wealth, not randomly but with great reason. He had donated over three hundred and fifty million dollars to public foundations for education and the arts, before he died (Sterling 52).
He was full of contradictions - it is visible that it was often the case that his heart was fighting with his mind. I believe that we should remember that even “historical heroes” were still human beings who sometimes made mistakes - because no one is perfect and flawless. From the perspective of time it is very easy to judge someone and enumerate all those bad things they have done. We should keep balance and remember that good actions do not cross out all the bad behaviours and the other way round. Figures from the past are great examples to follow and their mistakes should be treated as a lesson for the next
Sitting Bull was a holy man and chief of his people, well-known by his bravery in battle and bright insight in leadership. Never afraid to persist his belief, Chief Sitting Bull was a forerunner during years of resistance to the U.S government policies. (Eastman) His powerful influence to his tribe and great knowledge led to his spiritual legacy remaining in the history of Native Americans. Unfortunately, the U.S government wasn’t perceptive enough to understand Chief Sitting Bull’s
When someone hurts another, we care for the one who got hurt and show no compassion for the one whose fault it was. It is hard for us to show empathy toward the “bad”guy. It really does take God to help us. Father Boyle’s ability to care for everyone is incredible. His compassion toward the Homeboys has brought compassion to them.
One of my favorite lines from his discourse is, “As long as one dissident is in prison, our freedom will not be true. As long as one child is hungry, our life will be filled with anguish and shame.” The reason I chose that line is that he is allowing us and the victims to know that we aren 't alone. This way we aren 't forgetting them, and that when they are incapable of speaking out, we are here to be their voices. We are here to protect them against whatever and whoever we have to stand up against because we are all one. We are all human.
Prometheus writes that he finally recognizes ‘why the best in me has been my sins and my transgressions; and why I had never felt guilt in my sins” in the concluding chapter of Anthem (Rand, 98). Prometheus comes to understand that the reason he has felt no regret for his actions, is because they are what makes him an individual. This meaning that throughout his life he has been degraded because of how he would wonder and constantly ask questions, but this has made him a person with views and genuine curiosity on how the world works. These are all characteristics of a single person because not all people have the same views on everything. Surprisingly, in Prometheus’ society no one is considered an individual and
Loyalty will drive you to do stuff you would never have seen yourself doing, even loyalty that has been broken will make one seek redemption and attempt to gain it back. There are many examples of loyalty depicted throughout the novel, one being Hassan’s loyalty towards Amir. Hassan constantly shows loyalty towards Amir in the novel. An ideal example of this loyalty is when Hassan is surrounded by Assef and his boys in an empty alleyway. Assef tells Hassan that he will let him go, untouched,
Simon’s morals are well cemented and he sees the actions that Jack takes against piggy wrong regardless of any previous relation with Jack. The help Simon gives to the little ones shows he represents goodness in people and society. His visions and prophecies, along with his isolation and meditation, show that he represents spirituality and religion. Finally his dissociation with savagery and his eventual death to savagery show that he embodies morality in
Atticus knew he would be shunned by many and would get a great deal of disapproving glares, but he defended Tom Robinson anyway because he knew it was the right thing. ¨Gentleman, a court is no better than each man of you sitting before me on this jury. A court is only as sound as its jury, and a jury is only as sound as the men who make it up. I am confident that you gentlemen will review without passion the evidence you have heard, come to a decision, and restore this defendant to his family. In the name of God, do your duty¨ (Shmoop Editorial Team).