Nelson Mandela Essay

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For this essay you will write a 500-700 word (not including the heading and title) descriptive essay over a famous person from the 20th century. Try to describe their physical characteristics so that even though I have never met them, I can Google them to compare them to your descriptions. I must get a vivid picture of them in my head through your writing. Personality traits are fine, but you need to focus more on their physical traits.

For example the introduction and conclusion can be biography but the body of the essay (paragraphs 2-4) must focus on the physical traits. The goal is for me to see them from your descriptions--like a police sketch artist.

Often times when I grade these essays I will look at a picture of this person as I read to see how well you describe your person. Many times students will leave off key parts of the face that should be not only been listed, but also described in great detail. Remember all of the parts to a person’s head alone: head, hair, eyes, eye lashes, eye brows, nose, nostrils, cheeks, chin, lips, teeth, ears, earlobes etc. Some of you focused on the clothes your person wears rather than what they look like. When I grade these essays I will draw a picture based on your descriptions as I read so I can see what is left out of your descriptions.

Do NOT include their clothing or attire in your description. What they wear is not important or relevant in this essay.

As always, ALL assignments must be done in APA style, double-spaced, size 12 Times New Roman font. See the sample APA essay at this link and make yours look like it:

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Descriptive Essay of Nelson Mandela-Outline
I. Nelson Mandela is one of Africa's most significant leaders of the 20th century
II. Nelson Mandela was not purely dark. Instead, he had a dark brown color complexion that
would make some think that he is an African-American.
III. Mandela was tall. He was approximately 1.85 meters tall.
IV. This can be compared to the height of former president of the United States Barrack
Obama. Mandela was not slim, and neither was he fat
V. Mandela had an around-fat face that looked like a pumpkin
VI. Mandela had almond-shaped blue eyes which made him paper very polite and innocent.
VII. He also and some white eyebrows which somehow made him look aged

Mandela also had wrinkles on his face, especially his forehead, which would widely
appear when he laughed.

IX. He appeared a little bent and walked in short and calculated strides



Descriptive Essay of Nelson Mandela


Descriptive Essay of Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela is one of Africa's most significant leaders of the 20th century. Born on
July 18th 1918 in Mvezo village, Mandela grew into apartheid. Concerned by the suffering of the
black people in the hands of the colonial authorities, Mandela joined other African leaders such
as Walter Sisulu in the fight against the apartheid. His efforts to end this evil regime in South
Africa landed him in prison for nearly three decades. Eventually, Mandela came out of prison to
be the first black president of South Africa. Upon assuming the presidency, Mandela began
promoting unity between the whites and blacks and helped to create a racially united South
Africa at the time when many people feared racial fallout. Mandela is remembered for his
superior sense of democracy which was not common in Africa when he served as the president
only one term.
Although born of parents w...

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