The topic of the essay was: Questioning authority makes a society stronger:
This is what I wrote:</p>
<p>Though today we live in a world that is largely democratic, history tells us that the path to our relativesocial freedom today has resulted from innumerablerevolutions against the oppressions of colonialism.This can be seen in the French revolution, the American revolution and the Indian freedom movement, to name but a few. And all these changes, definitely for the better, have come about due to the will of great leaders like Gandhi to question the rule of authority.
Without questioning authority, one enters a world ruled by dictators and despots. Authority has to be questioned from time to time, to prevent it becoming a dictatorship. As George Orwell so brilliantly portrayed in his book "Animal Farm", giving free reign to authority in the hands of a few leads to social anarchy.
All scientific revolutions have taken place because some enlightened people decided to question the authorities. Galileo revolutionized science by opposing the authority of the Church. Had he not, we may still be living in the dark ages of medeival Europe.
It is due to the freedom of speech that countries are called liberal and democratic today. We live in a free world because we have the fundamental right to question authority. If we did not question authority, we would fall into an abyss , a black hole of knowledge from which we would not be able to progress further.
We are where we are today because some brave people over time had the sense to ask questions. This made our world dynamic and a place where progress is possible. We should not now forget what our forefathers have taught us. Questioning authority, thus in my opinion, greatly strengthens our society.</p>
<p>Are the examples too short?</p>