I Am Malala Speech

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Pakistani activist for equal female education, Malala Yousafzai, in her biography, I am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up For Education And Changed The World, actively articulates how she has strived, yet struggled through much resistance in order to advocate that girls should have the right to an equal education anywhere despite the cultural difference. Yousafzai’s purpose is to illuminate the world by elucidating her culture and journey as a whole in order to portray to world that female students deserve an education through the use of fictive figurative language, egalitarian and religious ethos, and abstract symbolism. She adopts a defiant tone in order to educate the Western world of the opportunity that is taken for granted, yet deprived of…show more content…
This being said, she has built her credibility through the use of ethos not just because she is a female, but because she was able to change the perspective of people despite her Islamic religion. In the beginning of her speech titled, Malala Yousafzai Nobel Peace Prize Speech, she explains the moral issue on girls going to school in the statement, “We had a thirst for education because our future was in the classroom. Education went from being a right to a crime”(Yousafzai, 2014) and “I am proud to be the first person, the first Pakistani, and and the youngest person to receive this award”(Yousafzai, 2014). This represents that Yousafzai wields her ethical beliefs in order to exhibit how, despite her disagreement with her religion’s moral issues, she was able to accomplish much including continuing her education. As a result, the effect that her religious, ethical views has on the reader is that it generates a patriotic, yet joyful tone which unifies her purpose of changing the perspective of the Western world on her religion and females receiving an adequate

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