Rhetorical Devices In I Am Malala

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Malala Yousafzai is the youngest woman to ever receive the Nobel Peace Prize who is from Pakistan. She was shot and left for dead by the Taliban for standing up for women’s education at the age of 15 back in 2012. In Pakistan, women are not capable of going to school because the Taliban prohibits them from doing so. The Taliban is a terrorist group who took over Malala’s region when she was just 10 years old. Malala wrote I am Malala to introduce her life to the world and how women all around the world do not obtain basic human rights. Now that she’s a well known figure, Malala Yousafzai will not stop advocating the importance of education. Malala utilizes various rhetorical strategies such as pathos, imagery, and juxtaposition to convey her message that education is a basic human right to both men and women. Malala utilizes pathos to evoke emotions towards the audience on reasons why education should be a right. Yousafzai reveals, “Because when a teacher appreciates you, you think, I am something! In a society where people believe girls are weak and not capable of anything except cooking and cleaning, you think, I have a talent” (Yousafzai,61). Malala acknowledges the idea that students feel extremely proud of themselves when they accomplish a task they were never exposed to. This indicates to the audience that allowing women to go to school will not harm them, but make them feel like they belong in a place where they’re prohibited to go to. Yousafzai declares, “Some
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