What kind of proof am I searching for to show that Mohatma Gandhi was an articulate speaker, which made him a good leader?My thesis states that Mohatma Gandhi was an articulate speaker which made...

What kind of proof am I searching for to show that Mohatma Gandhi was an articulate speaker, which made him a good leader?

My thesis states that Mohatma Gandhi was an articulate speaker which made him a good leader. What kind of quotation proof am I searching for?

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Ashley Kannan | Middle School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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I think that the previous thoughts were quite valid.  I think that you might want to make clear the idea that articulate involves both a clear and precise rhetorical manner of speaking, but also involves a galvanizing of people into action.  It seems that your thesis is stressing the Gandhi's speeches were effective because they were able to stir a nation of people from different backgrounds and narratives into a collective mass of action.  I think you might want to focus on the results or consequences of his speeches.  To quote then Senator Obama, Gandhi's speeches were not "just words."  The idea behind his call to action was not that he threatened or intimidated, but rather through speeches and through articulate framing of paradigms, Gandhi was able to motivate people into embracing a morally and politically arduous path to freedom for India.

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mwestwood | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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The best approach in proving that Mahatma Gandhi was an effective and articulate speaker may be to research his speeches that prefaced historically successful events.  For instance, if Gandhi had a particularly motivating speech, this is one that can be cited as proof of his effectiveness.

One such speech is Gandhi's address on the eve of the historic Dandi of March 11, 1930.  The immediate impact of this speech was the arrest of Nehru and other delegates of the Congress.  And, although Gandhi was arrested, the entire nation joined forces with him.  In addition, the Dandi March became a landmark incident in India's pre-independence.  Moreover, this march that Gandhi's words influenced, took on a symbolic significance that "eternally appealed to the political and social scenario of the world" as the Dandi March has come to epitomize the potential of any passive civilian resistance.

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