Gandhi

Chance Farnsworth 6th

Gandhi was one of the most famous people who used civil disobedience to make a change in society. He was from the lower class of India, the untouchables, they were treated the worst and hard times affected them the most. Gandhi instead of just accepting his fate decided that he shouldn't have to live this way, and others shouldn't either. He led a movement to change the treatment of the lower class, stirring up the pot, becoming an example of someone who used civil disobedience to change society.
Mahatma Gandhi-Documentary
Gandhi was born a few years after Henry David Thoreau, and it might have been that Gandhi got some of his impactful ideas from the writings of Thoreau. Thoreau said in Where I Lived and What I Lived For "I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life". Gandhi wanted to live a life with purpose and change the way his social class was looked at, he wanted to show them that they are all the same, they are all human. In ways Gandhi and Thoreau have similar lifestyles in terms of simplicity and living a full life was something they yearned.