Freedom is something that people take for granted, because they expect to have it always. But for Aung San Suu Kyi freedom was taken from her more than a decade ago. She stood up for what she thought was right and fought for what she believed in. Not only that, but her father was a Burmese hero who negotiated the independence from British Colonial and founding the Burmese army. So many people believed that she was the reincarnation of her late father.

Never would she have thought that life was going to take her down the same path as her father. She was living a normal life in Oxford, England where she had her husband and two children; when one phone call changed her life entirely. She always new that the moment that her people, the Burmese people need her she was going to go back. That moment came, while in the hospital attending her mother. She saw a need in her country, that didn’t have a voice. Not intending to end a politician she found her self-giving a speech to over half a million people. She was later arrested and was sentenced to house arrest.

Aung San Suu Kyi, gave everything up for her country. She left her husband and children to serve the people that didn’t have a voice. The impact she had was so powerful that she even won the Nobel Piece Prize Award in 1991 while under house arrest. And in 1995 she was a free women again, but was soon arrested again and it was the last time she saw her husband. In 2010 she was released again and is running for government again. Her bravery is something that is so admirable because she was willing to lose everything she had, to fight for what she believed in. Her courage is compared to Nelson Mandela and Muhammad Gandhi, which are considered to be some of the most respected men in history.

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