I Am Malala Novel Analysis

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I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai and Christian Lamb

The German word for it means “novel of education” or “novel of formation.” Bildungsroman is a form of narrative which reports the development of the psychological and moral growth of the protagonist. In such types of novel, the protagonist gains maturity with difficulty and also recognizes a social responsibility. The reader gets a better understanding of the character and find themselves interested as it passes through distinct stages of life until they finally make over for the good. The plot usually deals with the discord between the protagonist and the social values. The apprenticeship novel, as it is also known is often autobiographical but there are many exceptions. The notion of such
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As the novel further runs, the protagonist also recognizes his/her social responsibility. A rift is often seen between the social values and the protagonist. In general, they are autobiographical in nature but there are many exceptions. This narrative form is further divided into -Kunstlerroman and Erziehungsroman.
I am Malala clearly qualifies the requirements of bildungsroman.
Malala Yousafzai is born in Swat, Pakistan. Their society, Pashtuns believes in gender stereotypes and thus doesn’t celebrates her birth. But there is a stark contrast between mindset of her family and the tribe. They supports her for everything from scratch. Her father, Ziauddin has an ambition to open up a school and educate the children which he eventually does. Even after being very mediocre, they are known for their hospitality and doesn’t hesitates a bit to serve anyone.
She defies the unnatural laws from very beginning. Women in their society have to keep their faces covered but she enjoys wearing comfortable clothes. She comes to know more about the stature of women from her father who gives her a brief description of
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