Malala Yousafzai: A Modern Day Hero

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" A hero is an ordinary individual who finds strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles," as American actor Christopher Reeve once said. Reeve tells us that a hero fights to make the world a better place while facing and pushing through many hardships on the way. A hero, as Reeve says, would be Malala Yousafzai. Malala Yousafzai is a modern day hero because although she has gone through many obstacles, she has benefited girls ' education around the world. The first step of the heroic cycle is The Ordinary World. This step is where the hero is introduced and their background story is told. Malala Yousafzai, born on July 12, 1997 in Mingora, Pakistan, loves learning. She lives with her family of four others: Toorpekai(mom),…show more content…
The two most important steps of the heroic cycle are The Reward and The Return With the Elixir. The Reward is where the hero gains a reward and celebrates. Return With the Elixir is where the hero goes home and uses his treasure to transform the world. Malala Yousafzai received many awards while also using them to change the world. For example, Yousafzai is the youngest to win a Nobel Peace Prize for heroic struggle. She shared her honor with Kailash Saryarthi, a childrens '; rights activist. The shared award was significant because it was between a Muslim and a Hindu. Also, "The National Youth Peace Prize was renamed the National Malala Peace Prize in her honor,"(Biography in Context). In addition to gaining rewards, Malala Yousafzai took them and impacted everyone. November 10th is now the day of global action; this day was made to promote education for girls around the world. Also, Malala Yousafzai created the Malala fund which is a charity for schools everywhere. She later wrote "an autobiography, I am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban,"(Biography in Context). Malala Yousafzai is a hero because she "is recognized as a voice for children, education, and womens ' rights,"(Biography in Context). She wrote books, gave speeches, and won prizes all to help improve womens ' education quality. Malala Yousafzai is an inspirational and motivational young woman who has altered the way we see life. "The Taliban shot me on the left side of my
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