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Ema Bittle

on 27 March 2014

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Mohandas Karamchand (Mahatma) Gandhi, 1869-1948
Led India to independence
Spokesperson for civil rights movements
Philosopher - referred to as Bapu (father) in India
Those looking to be inspired by the experiences and knowledge of a wise philosopher/leader
Non-violence in civil rights
Brings up examples of success through non-violence
Says his experiences are part of the truth that has always been - evokes confidence
Consistently ties experiences to his personal growth in humility
Uses accurate information about currencies, laws, etc.
Led India to independence through peaceful protesting - proves his own methods successful
Refused to give up a train seat to a white person - against racism
Practiced what he preached
Non-violence is the most successful form of protest
You should stand up for your beliefs
The world holds ancient truths we can all experience
Gandhi was able to have millions of followers without violence and that threatened the British government
Was arrested on several occasions for defying the law (i.e. voting registration, thousands crossed border protesting laws, expecting to be arrested)
Gandhi experimented with fasting, sexual restraint, different religions, etc. and found humility through all
Rhetorical Devices
Many rhetorical questions to support speculative tone
"Who can say whether his recovery was due to God's grace, or to hydropathy, or to careful dietary and nursing? Let everyone decide according to his own faith" (Gandhi, 194).
Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments With Truth
By Mohandas Gandhi
Ema Bittle
Agree - Cuban Missile Crisis
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