Film Paper: Gandhi
In this film Gandhi starts in South Africa and ends in India, and his goal is to gain freedom for the Indian people from the harsh rule of the British government. Many Indians wanted to gain their freedom through violence against the British, but Gandhi stressed that they must win freedom through non-violence peaceful doings. Even though the British is their enemy and they treat them very badly, they must never raise a hand to them. He says you must love your enemy as yourself, and love your neighbor. Gandhi also never thinks he or the Indian people are better than the British, or that he himself is better than any other individual. Everyone is a child of god and should be treated like it.
Gandhi’s first stand against the government was burning his Indian identification card. As time goes on he goes on protests, speaks in meetings, defies unjust laws, put into jail, gets beaten, goes on food strikes, and eventually gets killed for this cause all over the British Empire. He did so well in gaining freedom for Indians in South Africa he was brought to India for an even bigger problem of inhumanity. Gandhi knew that the only way to beat the British Empire is if he could unite all of India regardless of the people’s religion. Once he was able to unite all the people they were finally able to gain their freedoms, and it was in a peaceful manner. Even though it was done peacefully on the Indian side; it was quite the opposite on the British side. Many Indians were beaten and killed for their stand.
One person can make a difference, and Gandhi proves that. He said that when one person stands up against an unjust law, people will notice, and others will step up alongside him. That’s exactly what happened. So many admired what he was doing it and the way he was going about with this problem. He gained a very large following up supporters behind him. Even today everyone knows who Gandhi is and what he did. Not a single person now thinks badly of Gandhi and the way he acted.
I believe everyone should have equal rights, and that not one race, religion, or kind of people should be placed higher than another. So many fights against unjust laws or inhumanity has gained inspiration from the story of Gandhi. Martin Luther King is another great example of a modern day Gandhi where he fought for the freedom of a race under segregation, and he also used the non-violence idea. Once again he died for his pursuit of happiness, but in the end his cause got what they were fighting for, freedom. One thing that has been shown throughout history numerous times are, whatever you really want in this life you must fight harder than we thought it would take in the beginning. Whatever we want to change or correct it will take blood, sweat, and tears.