Answer the following questions:
1. Nelson Mandela joined the African National Congress as a young man. It transformed his life. What made him join it? What does it show about his character?
2. Nelson Mandela points out some human qualities in his speech. Which of these qualities impresses you the most? Do you think these qualities have become rare nowadays?
3. Do you think there is colour or caste prejudice in our own country? How can we uproot it? What is your stand on it? Should we discriminate people on the basis of caste or colour? Specify any other issue.
Dear Student, The solution to your 1st query has been provided below: . .Ans 1) As a boy, Mandela did not have a hunger for freedom because he thought that he was born free. He believed that as long as he obeyed his father and abided by the customs of his tribe, he was free in every possible manner. He had certain needs as a teenager and certain needs as a young man. Gradually, he realized that he was selfish during his boyhood. He slowly understands that it is not just his freedom that is being curtailed, but the freedom of all blacks. It is after attaining this understanding that he develops a hunger for the freedom of his people. Nelson Mandela wanted the Blacks of his country should live their lives with dignity and self-respect. The desire for the freedom of his people to live their lives with dignity and self-respect changed Nelson Mandela from a frightened young man into a bold one. Thus, he joined the African National Congress and rose against apartheid and called upon all South Africans to join him. Although he was arrested and imprisoned for 27 years for fighting for freedom, Mandela refused to give up the struggle or give in to hate. It shows how courageous and ambitious he was. Moreover, it shows how patriotic he was. . For remaining queries, we request you to post them in separate threads to have rapid assistance from our experts. Regards