What Is Gandhi's Ethos

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Mahatma: A Great Soul
Few names go down in history untarnished. Regardless of religious belief or standard of living, the purity of Mohandas K. Gandhi cannot be denied. In his work gaining rights for indentured slaves, spreading non-violence, gaining independence from Britain, and developing unity between Hindus and Muslims, he never failed to prove the strength of his morals. His legacy could not have proceeded if it weren’t for his patience in spreading the message of remaining humble, specifically through his writings. Throughout his autobiography, “The Story of My Experiments with Truth,” Gandhi appeals to the readers’ pathos and carries across his message of maintaining humility through admitting his mistakes, never blaming others, and giving all credit to God. Without creating such a pristine character for himself, he never would have gain such a wide following.
In particular, one’s personality cannot be perceived as unpretentious without the admittance of his or her mistakes. Gandhi often mentions the regrets of his behavior in the past, specifically when it comes to the treatment of his wife. In page 21, he admits his wrongdoings of controlling his wife, Kasturbai, as a “bondslave” rather than a supportive and equal friend. In doing so, he not only gains reader support by proving his trustworthiness in
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He does so in his autobiography, “The Story of My Experiments with Truth,” by being a perfect role model; he did not avoid the admittance of his blunders, he humbly saw the good in all people by avoiding pointing fingers, and he does everything in order to give glory to his God. It is easy for such an accomplished man to go down in history, but the true feat is Gandhi’s unsullied name. While he would likely attribute such fame to God, he would not be so memorable if it weren’t for his unceasing humbleness, a trait he stresses in his
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