Did you know anybody can be a teen activist even if they are healthy or sick? You are probably wondering what a teen activist is. A teen activist are teenagers that overcome many challenges, Stand up for what they believe, and make a difference in life. In this essay you will learn about teenagers that do those things.
I am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World is a memoir following the heroic Pashtun, Malala Yousafzai, through her journey to raise awareness for women’s rights; she even wrote this book to spread awareness about her goals. Malala was born in Mingora, Swat Valley, Pakistan as a Moderate Muslim in 1997. While she was campaigning for women’s rights and education for women, though, she was attacked by a Talib with a gun, sending her to a hospital in Birmingham. Malala’s dedication to female rights and education changed the world for the better. Even when the Taliban was against her, she had countless people supporting her mission.
Malala Yousafzai lived in fear because of the terrorists that threaten her country but now she fights for youths. Yousafzai believes that all youths should have educations which she addresses in her speech. Yousafzai also believes that giving education to youths will fight against terrorists. Yousafzai fights for women and children’s rights and throughout her speech she discourses this. Yousafzai’s United Nations speech shows the rhetorical methods of Logos, Ethos, and
To begin with, Malala used a lot of pathos to convey her message. To start it off, she began by using pathos while explaining her life in Pakistan. An example of pathos she used was “The taliban threatened my father. Now I was afraid” (Malala 51). This caused the reader to feel worry for Malala’s father because
Malala Yousafzai. An empowering, determined woman who battled against the malevolent force of the Taliban, and triumphantly advocates for women’s education and equality in her self-written novel I Am Malala and beyond. The young, nobel prize winning activist not only preaches for women to fight the odds and societal stereotypes, but she remains a role model amongst the female population as she has rallied and galvanized women from around the world to hold themselves at a higher standard than they are perceived. After a life threatening injury from a bullet wound to the skull by the Taliban, Malala has made it a personal goal to speak for the kids who remain voiceless and unspoken, and to fight against the injustice lurking within societies on an international level. Malala Yousafzai advocates for her beliefs through her persistent pathos to elicit sympathy within the audience and irony to identify a problem the Taliban asserts, but also utilizes rhetorical questions and allusions in order to provoke thought and present a solution against the injustice the Taliban brings, all in efforts to express her primary concern for change against
Malala’s courage after getting shot in the head by the Taliban and the ability to remain faithful provided the courage for all young girls her age wanting more and not being afraid to fight for what is right. The strong faith her family displayed and undeniable courage under fire proved to the Taliban even in the face of death, she still believed that girls should be educated with boys and no one should question their motives for wanting to improve their lives.
Malala Yousafzai is considered a women’s right activist. Her arduous and long journey is to raise awareness of the troubled women in Pakistan and in the world. Her fight for women's education starts off in the Swat Valley, under the brutal and unjust Taliban rule. A brave Afghan woman, Malala almost lost her life in fighting for the rights of women in education as well as women’s equal rights and freedom of speech. She rose above inequality in women and due to the tragedy she faced she has created an identity for women worldwide.
Yousafzai ended her article by speaking on how she is blessed enough to receive a free education and hints that just because those who are presented with these privileges, we must come together and join voices to make a change for all the underprivileged girls around the world. Yousafzai beautifully stated her points, and different perspectives to help her audience understand why no matter their situation, they should want to help these girls who deserve an education. She used enough logical appeal to combat her emotional appeal that she began with, to avoid her article sounding like she was begging them to support the cause, or sounding like she was trying to guilt her audience into caring. Yousafzai article was written eloquently, and as of October 22, 2015, over 1,000,000 people around the world signed the petition supporting girls’ education, and GPE has announced that it plans to expand its focus to support a full 12 years of primary and secondary education for the poorest girls around the world (Malala
In the book, Malala realizes, “We realize the importance of the voices only when we are silenced.” (Malala 57) Malala says that only one can realize what power truly is when it is taken from them. She gained her true wisdom when life was at its worst for her. She was living through insane Taliban rule in Pakistan. She grew up because she had to, if she didn’t learn through her tough experiences, the Taliban would have done worse things than just shoot her. She had to guide herself through the rough times; she learned her limits. Through these limits, she became a brilliant and independent woman in the place where it is hardest to do so. During the wartime in the middle east, Malala encouraged education over war, “instead of focusing eradicating terrorism through war, he should focus on eradicating it through education.” (Malala 68) She could quickly succumb to the pressures to fight an oppressive regime with violence, but Malala shows that not following the natural path can lead one to wisdom. Her wisdom lets the idea of education move others along in their lives and move toward their enlightenment. She helped change the world after getting through a very tough situation. The wisdom she realized was helping others get through tough situations similar to her life. Malala proves that wisdom cannot be found in a traditional path, only through a path purely
In her memoir I am Malala, explains the hardships she had to endure before and after she was shot by the taliban even though all she did was stand up for education. In the memoir, Malala illustrates that her father always treated women fair. There was no difference between men and women other than the roles they adopted in their culture. Malala’s father set a solid foundation of equality very early in Malala’s life. This foundation is the reason why Malala has traveled around the world emphasizing the need for equal education. Women should have the same right to education as of men. Through Malala’s journey, not only was she shot but she also had to leave her family and friends behind. In spite of this, Malala still believes that fighting for
“And my school uniform-my white shalwar and blue kamiz-is on a peg on the wall, waiting for me” (Yousafzai 1). Malala Yousafzai builds her credibility by introducing herself as a student who goes to school in Islam, which portrays that she lives in Islam and is educated and furthermore, makes Malala a reliable source to inform the audience about the enormous problems in Islam. The rhetorical strategy, ethos, is powerfully utilized to convey Malala’s audience because Malala has proven that she could be fully trusted about the information she will give to the audience about the Taliban’s. Malala claims that the Taliban’s are taking over her hometown and making new laws such as, denying women’s rights to education in which the audience could easily believe Malala is lying however, because Malala built her credibility of someone who could be trusted by addressing how she lives there and witnesses everything, she has gained the trust of her audience. Therefore, Malala Yousafzai powerfully utilizes ethos to convey her message to stop the Taliban’s control over Islam by claiming that she is from Islam and goes to school there which makes her trusted by the
Malala Yousafzai, a 7th grader Pakistani schoolgirl,cared about her right for education. But the problem was, there were other things going on. “On my way from school to home I heard a man saying 'I will kill you'. I hastened my pace and after a while I looked back if the man was still coming behind me. But to my utter relief he was talking on his mobile and must have been threatening someone else over the phone.” This is Malala, writing on her anonymous blog about what is happening in Pakistan, and talking about how nervous she was about the Taliban attacks, especially when the school closed down. Her and her father got death threats, but she continued to write about her right for education. Soon after she got shot by a bullet to the head,
The indirect and direct teachers that were provided by her father and her teachers taught Malala the importance of education and the values it set for when you put into great use. Her ability to learn from great role models and absorb the passions her father set form to have the ability to stand in front of many to demonstrate and teach the importance of equality opportunity to gain an education together, male and female. Malala’s voiced political and non-political viewpoints on the indifference of a belief system that wasn’t designed to offer the same education for all. The Quran like the Bible can be misinterpreted by whoever is reading it. Some individuals in Pakistan as well as the Taliban interpreted it as females should not be educated
Girls like Malala are fighting for their everyday right to go to school. In 2012, Pakistan reduced its education budget to less than two and three-tenths percent. Along with this fact, Pakistan at the time had the second largest number of out-of-school girls in the world. This is because the traditional culture in society calls for women to stay in the home. A news reporter interviewed a little girl name Huma on what she thinks about her education and to reflect on what happened to Malala and many other girls like her trying to pursue an education. “Huma hopes the global outcry over the attack on Malala will change the outlook of the people who run her troubled world, and that they will ensure all the girls like Malala, like herself, can go to school — and stay there.” This problem is not just happening in Pakistan. Girls all around the world were- and still are- being deprived of an
She begins by establishing herself as trustworthy, through her status as a respected and important individual. Her humble “accept[ance] of honourary citizenship to [Canada]” and remark on “meet[ing] [the] Prime Minister this morning” accomplishes this. When Malala speaks of the Prime Minister and her distinction she becomes associated with prestige and honour. Consequently, the audience respects her and is compelled to trust her. Malala then demonstrates her strength of character by showing her commitment to her cause. Malala’s mention of the “Malala Fund” and reference to “the man who shot [her]” for advocating girls’ education emphasizes her passion and devotion. Her dedication shows that she genuinely wants to make a difference. The audience recognizes her authenticity and believes her. Lastly, Malala discusses her life experiences, establishing her credibility. She states that she has “travelled the world and met people in many Countries. [She’s] seen firsthand many of the problems we are facing today-war, economic instability, climate change and health crises. And [she] can tell [them] the answer is girls”. The audience realizes that despite her youth, she is not naive. She is experienced, knowledgeable and in possession of valuable wisdom. In short, Malala successfully strengthens her argument by demonstrating her credibility, believability and