Rhetorical Analysis Of Speech By Malala Yousafzai

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On December 10, 2014 Malala Yousafzai was honored to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. Yousafzai addressed the Nobel Committee and informed them of her hope for the future to further child education. The Nobel Lecture by Malala Yousafzai is a call to action to increase the education in third world countries and give girls the same opportunities as boys. Throughout her speech Yousafzai used the rhetorical strategies of ethos, logos, pathos, allusion, syntax, and repetition. As Yousafzai speaks, she addresses the issue of lack of advanced education for young children, especially girls. She speaks on behalf of all those who yearn for change and asks her audience and all those who are listening to help her make a change. Yousafzai tells of her…show more content…
In the years that have followed, we have seen some progress. The number of children out of school has been halved as Kailash Satyarthi said. However the world focused only on primary education, and progress did not reach everyone,¨ is an example of logos because it uses a statistic to help the audience understand that education still needs to be improved. Yousafzai uses a statistic to logically prove that change needs to happen. By presenting the issue of child education in a logical way the audience is able see the cold hard facts. This gives the audience concrete evidence that change needs to happen. Malala Yousafzai also uses an appeal to pathos. It is illustrated when she says ¨One of my very good friends, the same age as me, who had always been a bold and confident girl, dreamed of becoming a doctor. But her dream remained a dream.¨ Her words make the audience feel sorry that this young girls dreams are robbed from her. Most of the world has a dream at some point and by saying a young girl’s dream was robbed from her makes the audience want to give every child an equal chance. Ms. Yousafzai’s appeal to ethos compels the listener to make a change in the

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