Analysis Of Malala The Powerful

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In the article “What is a Role Model? Five Qualities that Matter to Teens” by Dr. Marilyn Price-Mitchell, “Malala the Powerful” by Kristin Lewis and “I Am Malala” by Malala Yousafzai with Christina Lamb talks about the five key qualities that role model uses to inspire teens. A role model is someone who inspires younger people to be like them. Teens use these five qualities for their role models. These five qualities are passion and ability to inspire, clear set of values, commitment to community, selflessness and acceptance of others, and ability to overcome obstacles. Malala’s most essential quality of being a role model is selflessness and acceptance of others because when she nearly faced death, she still spoke up for letting women
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However, Malala’s father didn’t listen and decided to keep his school open. This made Malala and her family live under constant threats. In paragraph 9 of “Malala the Powerful” by Kristin Lewis, states,“ It turns out, there was something she could do. Malala possessed a weapon of her own: her voice. And she would risk everything to use it.” This means that Malala will use this as an advantage to make a speech. This matters because she will use her voice to let woman and kids have education. In paragraph 13, it says, “When asked on a Pakistani talk show about the dangers of speaking out, she eerily described how the Taliban might come for her one day: ‘I think of it often and imagine the scene clearly,’ she said. ‘Even if they come to kill me, I will tell them what they are trying to do is wrong, that education is our basic right.’” What Malala is trying to say is that she won’t give up trying to get education back. This shows her quality of selflessness and acceptance of others.

A distinction between Malala being shot before and after, the Taliban ordered for all girls’ school to be closed, but school was one of the most important parts of Malala’s life and a luxury she never took for granted, which means that she will try to get back education for all girls. After she survived the shot, she still continues to fight for girls’ education. Her status of being a role model remained
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