A Rhetorical Analysis Of I Am Malala

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Malala Yousafzai is a girl from Pakistan who lived in the Swat valley when her troubles began. Malala is praised internationally for her use of peaceful protest to spread her message of educational equality for women and the crudeness of the Taliban. She does so using rhetorical strategies throughout her novel; ‘I am Malala.’ The rhetoric Malala uses really makes her story seem more relatable and appeals emotionally to the readers. It is the story of a young girl growing up in a country where men were more important and superior than women, which led them to control everything these women did. These men were Islamic and they wanted women’s rights to go to school to be taken away, so they made it their mission to burn down schools and kill men and women alike who went against their interpretation of Islamic law. Malala only a teenager at the time helped foster change in her in her country for women’s rights. Malala was a leader…show more content…
Throughout the book Malala uses pathos to get the reader to see her point of view and to get the emotions of the readers all stirred up to feel sympathy for her and anger towards the Taliban. For example during their takeover Malala remembers when “Fazlullah had set up a public court to enforce his edicts, and his men were now flogging or killing policemen, government officials, and other men and women who disobeyed him” (Malala, 48). Malala was appealing to the emotions when she included this into her story, she wanted the reader to feel her pain and what she witnessed. Another example of pathos in ‘I Am Malala’ is when one of her father's closest friends got shot his name was Zahid Khan (Malala, 124). Just like her father, Zahid Khan was an outspoken opponent of the Taliban but it just so happened that he was the unlucky one to be shot. Mulala made it very clear that her father could have been the one who had got shot and that conclusion sparked sympathy and fear in the hearts of
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