He Named Me Malala Rhetorical Analysis

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The push for women’s rights will never truly be satisfied because of the change not being able to reach the entire world at the same moment in time. Attempting to hold three pillars with two hands, one can only do so much by themselves. Malala Yousafzai, a young girl that has been affected by the patriarchal society in the Middle-East region, has been denied her right to education and even threatened by the Taliban to stand down. In the documentary, He Named Me Malala, the movie begins with an animated intro as Malala recites the quote “It is better to live like a lion one day, than to live like a slave for hundred years”. She believes in making a difference and would rather die and speak up, than to live and remain silent. Malala Yousafzai, along with the help of her friends, family and millions of people across the globe, stresses the importance of speaking up about what you believe in. Malala utilizes …show more content…

From the book I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai with Patricia McCormick, Malala is speaking to her father when she says “They cannot stop me. I will get my education”(Yousafzai, pg.83). Malala is determined to receive an education, regardless of the circumstances or challenges that she must endure. In the book, Malala had received a death threat from the Taliban and her father grew fearsome. “Maybe we stop our campaigning for a while. Maybe we should go into hibernation…” (Yousafzai, pg.118). Her proud, fearless father was shaken in a way that Malala had never seen before. Any father would act this way, he didn’t want anything to happen to his daughter. Malala, as brave as she is, remained calm in the presence of death and let her father know “No one can stop death. It doesn’t matter if it comes from a Talib or from cancer…”(Yousafzai, pg.118) Although her father wasn’t exactly convinced, Malala would continue to fight for what she believes

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