Pride In I Am Malala

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"I was a girl in a land where rifles are fired in celebration of a son, while daughters are hidden away behind a curtain, their role in life simply to prepare food and give birth to children" (Malala, 13). Cultural tradition is evidently a culminating aspect in the formation of societies and a direct consequence on the lifestyle of these families. Malala Yousafzai was born in Pakistan, a society which privileged man, even though since young she was determined to stand against the tradition and live for herself and for her family. In the first quarter of her autobiography, I Am Malala, she relates stories of her ancestors that demonstrates her inner pride which serves as influence to the building of her character. Pride is indeed a common characteristic that human beings share, which is satisfaction for our own achievements. However, Malala 's pride extends much further, as she uses her pride as combustion to reach her greater goal; provide education for the Pakistani girls. Uniquely, her fulfillment isn 't individualistic, because the young women feels delighted for her family origin rather than feeling joy for her own achievements. This ancestral pride was implemented into her by her parents, as they chose to name the young girl after a woman of importance in their country 's history, "I was named after Malalai of Maiwand, the greatest heroine of Afghanistan" (Malala, 14). Since then, she became eager to follow the steps of her ancestors in trying to change the daily

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