Malala Yousafzai Speech Analysis

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Around the year 2007, Swat Valley, a district located in Mingora, Pakistan, was under control of the Taliban. They started creating policies, which stated that no girls were aloud to go to school. In addition, in 2008 the Taliban destroyed more than 400 schools in Swat Valley. No girl stood up for her rights except for one, Malala Yousafzai. However, October 9, 2012, Malala Yousafzai was shot three bullets by the Taliban on her forehead; fortunately, she recovered. Prior to receiving her health she gave a speech at the UN Youth Takeover towards millions of youth advocates, standing up for the rights of every child, mainly on women and girls, to get education. Through her use of ethos, pathos, and logos, Malala aims to communicate her belief that education is important for every child out there, society must take a stand towards it, and that education leads to peace. Malala starts her speech by showing gratitude towards everybody and how their support recovered her. She uses pathos to grab the audience’s attention. By thanking everyone the audience will feel appreciated and want to listen to her. Yet, through pathos she uses ethos to explain that because of their support she has recovered to take action. She also states that she “supports Mr. Ban …show more content…

She uses pathos to show a deep connection between her and the human right activist. She states “Malala day is not my day. Today is the day of every woman, every boy and every girl who have raised their voice for their rights.” The reason she says is to show her audience that there are more people then just her who have tried to raised their voice to fight for their rights for education. She wants the society to take a stand towards this problem because she raises “up [her] voice – not so that [she] can shout, but so that those without a voice can be

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