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Gandhi Film Summary & Analysis

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Characters

Mohandas K. Gandhi played by Ben Kingsley

Description

Gandhi is one of the greatest peacemakers who has ever lived. His theory of nonviolent protest has inspired thousands of people since to use these same principles to win their rights. In this film, Gandhi is presented as a person rather than just as a heroic, iconic figure.

Gandhi first begins to fight injustice while living in South Africa. He sees how terribly colored people, including himself, are treated, and he simply can't understand why people would treat one another in this way. From there, Gandhi eventually returns to his home of India and leads the way for independence from the British. Over the course of many years, India finally gets its freedom, though Gandhi considers it to some extent a failure because there are some splits among the Hindi and the Muslims.

Analysis

Gandhi is a brilliant lawyer when...

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