By: Alexander Marzouka
Mohandas Gandhi was known around the world for being peaceful and caring, but sadly he was murdered in cold blood. Matt Doeden's book, Darkness Everywhere, is about the life of Mohandas Gandhi, how he became one of the most important people on earth, and what Gandhi worked hard to fight for. This book takes place from 1869 to 1948 in India. Darkness Everywhere includes many footnotes about his intelligence and curiosity at a young age, his willingness to help his family, his fearlessness, and many other characteristics about him. The statement "There is darkness everywhere" made me sad because it expresses how people felt when he died. The book has a lot of important information in it and is well written. I would like to tell the author that Gandhi would be proud of him with how precise and descriptive he is with his words. I like this book.
I can relate to Gandhi because we both have determination, confidence, and curiosity. I can relate to Gandhi from my past experiences like when I had my first science project in the 8th grade. I was really nervous, but I soon learned to be confident and determined; I won first place in the science fair. I can also relate to him because I participated in a bike parade just like when he did the salt march. One time I had to step up for someone who was being bullied in school and I decided to tell the teacher to show the student that I cared. Gandhi has also stood up for people. I recommend this book to people who need motivation, people who want to be like Gandhi, and people who want to learn about Gandhi.
The moon the symbolizes the peace and quiet for the villagers in India
The sun symbolizes the happiness of the villagers in india
Gandhi symbolizes the hope and help for the villagers in India
Mohandas Gandhi's Character
Autobiography by Matt Doeden
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