My personal view of Mahatma Gandhi

Essay by warrengerard2000High School, 11th grade June 2004

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Purpose: Personal

Audience: Public

Plan

Step 1. The topic is: "My personal view of Gandhi as Mahatma."

Step 2. The key terms:

Term Questions, definitions, examples

Leadership - Achievements of goals and he influenced our destiny.

Fight against racism - He fought against racism in many ways - led campaigns, organized strikes etc.

Struggle for independence - He spent his life to gain independence.

Step 3. The overall contention I will argue in this essay is that Gandhi as a Mahatma.

Step 4. In the introduction, the main points I will outline to my reader are:

Leadership

Goals achieved by a leader.

Step 5. First main body paragraph

General main point to be made: Bestowing title of Mahatma on Gandhi.

Specific examples provided to support this main point:

Rabindranath Tagore had bestowed it upon him shortly after his return from South Africa in 1915.

Final acceptance of title Mahatma by Gandhi.

He accepted the responsibilities of India's problems as his own.

Second main body paragraph

General main point to be made: Achievements of Gandhi as Mahatma.

Specific examples provided to support this main point:

Non-violence resistant methods used by Gandhi.

Faith that he could help India achieve independence.

Fight against racism.

Third main body paragraph

General main point to be made: Gandhi finally proved to be the Mahatma that was rightly bestowed on him by Tagore.

Specific examples provided to support this main point:

Equal respects for all faiths.

Sharing the cares and pains of the humblest.

His lifetime of service carried him to the height of his achievement.

Step 6. In the conclusion I will remind my reader of the following important points. These points will be relevant to the topic and derived from the main body of the

essay:

Gandhi's efforts brought about tremendous progress.

We too should...