Biography of the Great Mahatma Gandhi

analytical Essay
1191 words
1191 words

“What barrier is there that love cannot break?” ( quote shows how Gandhi believes in peace, and how you can overcome anything without resorting to violence. Mahatma Gandhi is important to history and today because of his background and contributions. Gandhi was his mother’s favorite child and she had great plans for him. This fueled his ambition to become great and fulfill his mother’s dreams for him. The way Gandhi was raised throughout his childhood helped shape him into the man he would become.
Gandhi was born on October 2nd, 1869, in Porbandar India (Mahatma Gandhi 1282). Mahatma was the fourth child of the prime minister of the small city state of Porbandar. He was born into a well respected Hindu family (Mahatma Gandhi). “His father was a high government official named Karamchand”. His mother was named Putlibai, who was very religious. His mother knew that he would contribute to the world.
Gandhi was his mother’s favorite child. She sensed he would do great things. Gandhi was a small child. He was determined though. Maybe that is what his mother saw in him. There were reasons for people to disagree with his mother’s thought that he would become great.
Gandhi was a very weak and small kid. He was also very shy. Mahatma did not excel in school either, he was very average. His school did not have very good resources to teach him with too. After he finished school his family decided to send him to London to study law.
Mahatma was very excited to go to London. “In the first half of his life Mohandas Gandhi was a friend of the British Empire”. Mahatma did not study very hard though while in London (Mahatma Gandhi 1282). “During the three years he spent in England, his main preoccupation was with personal and ...

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...ted hand-spinning, weaving and other skills. He also was very involved in the education department.
“Gandhi wrote extensively about education” ((Mahatma Gandhi on Violence and Peace Education). He cared a lot about educating everybody. Gandhi had made a “New Education”, which was part of his Constructive Programme.
“Generations to come, it may be,” said Albert Einstein, “Will scarce believe that a man such as Gandhi ever walked upon this earth” (Mahatma Gandhi). This quote from Albert Einstein showed the impact Gandhi had on others and how great of a person he was. Gandhi’s background and contributions greatly impacted everything and everybody around him. Gandhi’s mother, Putlibai, had very high expectations for him. This drove Mahatma to try to reach his mother’s hopes for him; which I would say he did. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi has forever changed this world.

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  • Analyzes how gandhi believes in peace, and how one can overcome anything without resorting to violence. gandhi's childhood helped shape him into the man he would become.
  • Explains that gandhi was born on october 2nd, 1869, in porbandar india (mahatma gandhi 1282).
  • Opines that gandhi was his mother's favorite child. she sensed he would do great things.
  • Explains that gandhi was a weak, shy, and average kid. his family sent him to london to study law.
  • Explains that mohandas gandhi was a friend of the british empire and mahatma did not study hard while in london. his main preoccupation was with personal and moral issues rather than academic ambition.
  • Explains that gandhi felt out of place in london and joined the london vegetarian society, which helped shape him into the person he became.
  • Explains that leo tolstoy probably had the largest influence upon gandhi, and mahatma was interested in his writings. they both had respect for each other and became friends.
  • Explains that mahatma married kasturbai at the age of 13 and called her his better half. she was with gandhi in everything he did.
  • Explains that gandhi's family was difficult and rebellious. his four children were harilal, manilal, devdas, and ramdas.
  • Analyzes how mahatma befriended many people, was kind and welcoming, and had enemies. gandhi had critics, but his contributions to the world were amazing.
  • Explains that gandhi had stage fright when he spoke in front of large groups. he blossomed almost overnight into a proficient political campaigner.
  • Explains that gandhi was a master of fixing problems without violence. he taught how to change violent situations into peaceful ones.
  • Opines that gandhi emerged as a great leader of india. he convinced many other leaders to try to solve problems peacefully and made other huge impacts on the government.
  • Explains that gandhi's religion was hinduism. his advisor agreed with him about this. mahatma thought that all religions were true, but imperfect.
  • Explains gandhi's belief that there is only one religion in the world, a single one, but that all religions find their essence in one stream. god, who is one and complete, cannot have many branches.
  • Analyzes how gandhi's culture shaped the man he became.
  • Explains that gandhi's fasting stopped the rioting in calcutta and in january 1948. he also fasted to try to stop violence, and outbreaks.
  • Analyzes how gandhi led the 1930 salt march to protest the tax on salt, fasted, wrote books, and campaign, but was saddened when he saw the outcome.
  • Explains that gandhi did many things to build up the nation, including the constructive programme (mahatma gandhi on violence and peace education). he promoted hand-spinning, weaving, and other skills.
  • Explains that gandhi wrote extensively about education. he cared a lot about educating everybody. gandhi's new education was part of his constructive programme.
  • Analyzes how albert einstein's quote showed the impact gandhi had on others and how great of a person he was.
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