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CM 107: College composition I
Prof:  Jennifer Graham
Unit 3: Crossing the Threshold: The Transformation Begins
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Name: Khazma Alsayed
Date: 26-07-2011

I would like to begin with defining the courage and explaining the meaning of crossing threshold. Courage is not by using violence it is the quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty, danger, pain, etc., without fear; bravery. Crossing the threshold, this is the point where the person actually crosses into the field of adventure, leaving the known limits of his or her world and venturing into an unknown and dangerous realm where the rules and limits are not known (Joseph Campbell’s Monomyth video).

The best to illustrate the courage in terms of the quality of mind or spirit without violence is Mohanads Karmachand Ghandi is often referred to as Mahatma or the "Great Soul", was the pre-eminent political and ideological leader of India during the Indian independence movement. A pioneer of satyagraha, or resistance to tyranny through mass civil disobedience—a philosophy firmly founded upon ahimsa, or total nonviolence, he was quoted as saying: An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.", "There are many causes that I am prepared to die for but no causes that I am prepared to kill for." Ghandi led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. He achieved the independence for his country through the courage of his mind and his spirit without violence (Mohanads, 1949).

Ghandi has crossed a lot of thresholds to achieve the independence for his country from the British invasion without violence; one of them that he created "Peaceful Resistance foundation" or the philosophy of nonviolence (Alsatyagraha), a set of principles founded on religious, political and economic at the same summary of courage, truth and nonviolence, and aims to defeat the occupier, through full awareness and deep...
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