An Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments with Truth - Part 1, Chapters 6-10 Summary & Analysis

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Part 1, Chapters 6-10 Summary

At school, Gandhi becomes friends with a person who is not liked by his wife, mother or oldest brother. All three of them warn Gandhi to stay away from his new friend, but he doesn't heed their advice. He assures them this person will not be a bad influence on him. "I have seen since then that I had calculated wrongly," Gandhi writes. "A reformer cannot afford to have close intimacy with him whom he seeks to reform. True friendship is an identity of souls rarely to be found in this world. Only between like natures can friendship be altogether worthy and enduring" (Chapter VI, pg. 19). The issue of difference seems to be eating meat. The friend tells Gandhi that teachers, students and other prominent people are eating meat, for it is how to become strong, like the English...

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