I don’t know how many of you have seen the movie Hook with Robin Williams as Peter Pan. Well there is a small dialog in which he mentions Gandhi.
- Peter Banning: What’s the deal? Where’s the real food?
- Tinkerbell: If you can’t imagine yourself being Peter Pan, you won’t be Peter Pan, now eat up.
- Peter Banning: Eat what? There’s nothing here. Gandhi ate more than this.
This is pointing out how simple Gandhi choose to live, and him having starved himself. But I do not think alot of people see it this way. I think alot of people know Gandhi was from India and used nonviolence. So this line would seem more like Gandhi did not eat much because everyone in India is starving. If Gandhi could not get enough food then obviously the poorer people in India couldn’t either. This is just a subtle way of how Hollywood portrays India. (Actually the only reason I knew this was even in the movie is because my brothers idea of Gandhi was slightly influenced by this movie.) Which also shows how such small lines can influence a person’s view.