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When asking a person who their hero is one might start pulling names of superheroes out of comic books To most teenagers heroes have to have the ability to fly see through walls stop a train with their bare hands or save the world with their superhuman powers There is a man however who exhibits none of these characteristics but is still considered a hero to most people Such a man is Mohandas Gandhi Heroes do not always have to be shown wearing a cape or costume Instead true heroism comes from your good virtues and wisdom With his courage Gandhi stood up for his peoples rights against British control During the times when Britain took over the Indians rights were limited and they did not have the same equal rights as the white settlers Many of the things Gandhi was known for were his determination The first time when he didnt succeed in winning back Indias independence he tried again and again protesting in many ways possible Gandhi was most famous for his non-violence act which taught people that fighting is wrong and that it is not the answer to anything This act put in greatly to the freedom of India It is through these traits that made Gandhi a heroWithout the help of Gandhi India may not be an independent country He spoke up for what he believed in and sometimes he was imprisoned for speaking out in public his resentment to the British law In the time Gandhi was alive India was a colony of the British Empire The British ruled the country for several hundred years and many people lived in poverty because the British took all the wealth Gandhi was a lawyer just out of college when a law firm in South Africa hired him There the white settlers did not welcome Indians Getting fed up that the Indians did not have the same rights as the British he
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