Essay On Mandel Mandela

analytical Essay
1405 words
1405 words

Introduction Social-political climate, background and education: Mandela was born July 18, 1918 in the South African village of Mvezo . The social and political climate during this time was one of a divided land and people. The overall mindset of South Africa was that blacks were an inferior race. Racism became not just in mindset but also in law. Harsh segregation made racism status in quo. Like many beginnings of prophets in history, his life is recorded along with the history of his father and his ancestors. Two significant details mentioned about his father are that he was a Chief, of the Mandela family and a wise and respected ruler of the Thembu people. The Thembu, whose ancestors were at the mercy of the white settlers who had invaded their land in the 1700s and continued to control and dominate them . In later years, Mandela discovered that his father was not only an advisor to kings but also a kingmaker . …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that mandela's life is recorded along with the history of his father and his ancestors.
  • Explains that mandela received a high-quality education for black south africans and was nominated for student representative council during his second year at forte hare college.
  • Describes how mandela's new mindset and experiences helped him fight against racial oppression, lack of opportunities for africans, and laws and regulations that subjugate the black man.
  • Analyzes how mandela's life displays some characteristics of a prophet in general. his father, benefactor, and chief both garnered his understandings of leadership and governance.

In his autobiography, he writers, ‘I am a member of the Madiba clan, named after a Thembu chief who ruled in the Transki in the eighteenth century. ‘Although I was a member of the royal household, I was not among the privileged few that were trained for rule. Instead I was groomed like my father before me to counsel the rulers of the tribe.’ Mandela’s development played a large part in his role as an adult. As a child, he was exposed at a fairly young age to the positions of leadership. Not only did Mandela witness the leadership position of his father, who had great authority and influence, but he also learned a lot growing up in a line of royalty under the care of a paramount chief regent named Jongintaba Dalindyebo (acting regent of the Thembu people) who became Mandela’s guardian and caretaker after his father had passed

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