Analysis Of Nelson Mandela

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Human Rights are something that need to be represented. It doesn’t matter if it is Civil Rights, Women’s Rights, or freedom from apartheid, everyone deserves to be heard. Nelson Mandela, Malala Yousafzai, and Mother Jones all stood up to defend the defenseless, although they used different methods. Nelson Mandela stood up to defend the defenseless for civil rights in South Africa, because he personally had experienced what it was like to suffer from racial discrimination. For example the author states, “But then I slowly saw that not only was I not free, but my brothers and sisters were not free. I saw that it was not just my freedom that was curtailed, but the freedom of everyone who looked like I did” (Mandela). While Nelson Mandela was fighting for civil rights in South Africa he faced racial discrimination from people who did not believe in his cause. Mandela realized that he was never truly free from the oppression that he felt. Also, his mission was, “to liberate the oppressed and the oppressor both” (Mandela). His motivation was to end the oppression and pain brought on by apartheid. Mandela wanted to permanently erase apartheid from the present, because he knew apartheid and oppression would always be in South Africa’s past. The author wrote, “It was during those long and lonely years that my hunger for the freedom of my own people became a hunger for the freedom of all people, white and black” (Mandela). Mandela wanted everyone to be equal, which meant that he would stand up for anyone being oppressed. Nelson Mandela believed defending human rights is important, because everyone should have their own rights and privileges despite their race, religion, or gender. Mother Jones defended human rights by marching from Philade... ... middle of paper ... ...ssful in her mission for women’s education, and will stop at nothing to get the job done. Malala firmly believes that defending human rights is important because everyone deserves to get some type of education no matter their gender, race, or religion. These three mentors spoke out against their adversaries, although they all acted differently. They all firmly believed that all humans deserve to be equal and free from challenges like terrorism, oppression, and child labor. Finally, they all want people to treat each other with dignity and respect. Works Cited Fund, The Malala. Malala's Story | Malala Fund, Mandela, Nelson. “Long Walk to Freedom.” Studysync: Reading & Writing Companion, BookheadEd Learning, LLC, 2015. Pinkerton Josephson, Judith. “Mother Jones: Fierce Fight for Worker's Rights.” Studysync: Reading & Writing Companion, BookheadEd Learning, LLC, 2015.
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