What are some characteristics of Mahatma Gandhi?

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sciftw eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I would say that Ghandi was persistent and brave.  He was going up against a very powerful and violent British rule.  Ghandi was beaten on multiple occasions, but he never gave up on his efforts.  It was brave of him to take the stand that he did, and he was persistent in his efforts.  

I would also say that Ghandi had a forgiving spirit about him.  He saw non-violence and the idea of "turning the other cheek" as a strength not a weakness.  He absolutely could have convinced people to take violent actions against India's oppressors, but he didn't.  

“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”

I think that a reason Ghandi was so willing to forgive is because he loved his fellow man unconditionally.  It sounds like a cliche today at times, but Ghandi preached and lived a life of love toward everyone.  

“Whenever you’re confronted with an opponent, conquer him with love.”

briankim1011 | Student

One is wise because he was a very eloquent speaker that spoke of truth and honesty and always persists to what was worng.

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