Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi and Plowman Essay

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“With him there was a plowman...for a good true toiler, he,
Living in peace and perfect charity.
He loved God most, and that with his whole heart At all times, though he played or plied his art, And next, his neighbour, even as himself...”(Lines 529-541) There are a few figures of modern day that Chaucer would find to be just like the Plowman. One of these figures would be Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. The Plowman and Gandhi shared many characteristics and values. For example, they both were Christ-like, good-hearted people who loved god. The plowman’s good-heartedness and Christlikeness is shown as he will help people for free because that's something that god would want you to do. Chaucer praises the plowman saying that he, “lived in peace and perfect charity”(Line 532). The plowman also has a perfect love for god and was honest with his neighbors. In the text, Chaucer states, “He loved God most, and that with his whole heart At all times, though he played or plied his art, And next, his neighbour, even as himself”(Lines 533-535). Chaucer praises the plowman for his pureness and his good heart. A figure that Chaucer would praise, if he were in modern times, would be Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. Ghandi was Christ-like in that he was a man of obvious virtue, simplistic lifestyle, and minimal dress. He was a good-hearted, humble man with good intentions. Gandhi can be quoted saying, “Before the throne of the Almighty, man will be judged not by his acts…