Malala Speech Ethos Pathos Logos

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On July 12, 2013, Malala Yousafazi was invited to give a speech to the United Nations. In this speech, Malala talked about the importance of education for everybody after her experience with the Taliban. Since age 11, Malala was an activist for female education in Pakistan. At age 14, she was shot in the face by members of the Taliban on her way to school, a place where girls should not be present. Because she was banned from attending, she began to further promote equal educational access for women. In her speech, she tells her story and uses persuasion to show how education is vital to all, no matter race, religion, or gender. Malala’s address to the United Nations expresses logos, ethos, and pathos effectively to show the significance of education for all. Logos is the use of numbers, statistics, or logic to persuade. Malala uses logos in an analogy about the power of our words and writing. “Dear sisters and brothers, we realize the importance of light when we see darkness. We realize the importance of our voice when we are silenced. In the same way, when we were in Swat, the north of Pakistan, we realized the …show more content…

Celebrities, doctors, athletes, and other influential role models vouch for products or services, and people will follow who they trust, which causes a very effective mode of persuasion. In her speech, Malala uses ethos to show how and where she learned to spread kindness, equality, and education. “This is the compassion that I have learnt from Muhammad-the prophet of mercy, Jesus Christ and Lord Buddha. This is the legacy of change that I have inherited from Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela and Muhammad Ali Jinnah. This is the philosophy of non-violence that I have learnt from Gandhi Jee, Bacha Khan and Mother Teresa.” Her use of ethos is extremely effective, because we trust these very influential people like Mother Teresa, Martin Luther King, and Nelson Mandela, who have all caused change and

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