Rhetorical Analysis Of Malala Yousafzai's Speech

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On October 9th 2012, Malala Yousafzai was shot in the head by the Taliban on her way to school. Yousafzai is the youngest person to ever win the Nobel Peace Prize for her struggle against the suppression of youth and the rights to education. Yousafzai is known for fighting for women's and children’s rights. On July 12 2013, Yousafzai gave a speech at the Youth Takeover of the United Nations that was organized by the President of the United Nations General Assembly, United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education, Goden Brown. They brought together over one hundred organizations to bring better education for the youth. Throughout her speech, Malala Yousafzai exemplifies the rhetorical methods of Logos, Ethos, and Pathos. At the beginning of the speech Yousafzai addresses how it’s an honor to be speaking to the United Nations. This section uses the rhetorical method, Logos which means logical, to …show more content…

Yousafzai talks about how in many parts of the world terrorism and war have conflicted with children’s schooling. Yousafzai also talks about children becoming victims of child labor and schools being destroyed in Nigeria. Yousafzai is showing ethos in this part of her speech because she has lived through these horrific acts of terrorism. Yousafzai was attacked by terrorism and many of her classmates were too. Not only has Yousafzai lived through these things but there is proven historical evidence to support her claims. 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

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