I am Malala

The girl who fights fror education.

Summary

Malala was a fun loving girl who loved school more than anything she made friends and got to hang out with them. She got to learn about all kinds of things she would never even be able to imagine but when she was ten, the Taliban entered her hometown in Pakistan and turned her beautiful home into a war zone. They controlled all forms of media, closed schools, took over houses, kidnapped people, shut down businesses, publicly whipped people, and blew up houses. At first they thought it was just temporary and would all be over soon, but that was just the beginning. After moving around to several houses after her school got closed and her home became the middle of a battle ground they finally got life back together. Malala became the woman she is today and fought from the right for everyone to have an education weather your poor or rich or man or woman. “When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.”(Yousafzai)

Character Analysis

Malala is the main character in I am Malala and she is a brave strong woman. Malala knows not everyone has the courage to stand up to the Taliban but he doesn't even make her blink. Malala is a dedicated woman who fights for what she believes is right.“Education is education. We should learn everything and then choose which path to follow. Education is neither Eastern nor Western, it is human.” (Yousafzai 237)

Conflict/Resolution

Malala faces many difficulties and conflicts but her main conflicts are character vs society and character vs self. Malala faces her society telling her women should not go to school and that women going to school is wrong. The conflict is character vs self because she has to decide what she feels and, deal with her own feelings and issues with what the Taliban and the society he has created. “Let us pick up our books and our pens, they are our most powerful weapons. One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world.” (Yousafzai)

Theme

Malala talked about standing up for whats right. Malala is doing what many couldn't even dream about and she is teaching the world how bad other country's are and how in need of help they are, also about the poor people who have nothing to do with the war itself but they still end up getting hurt.

Textual Evidence


"We humans don’t realize how great God is. He has given us an extraordinary brain and a sensitive loving heart. He has blessed us with two lips to talk and express our feelings, two eyes which see a world of colors and beauty, two feet which walk on the road of life, two hands to work for us, a nose which smells the beauty of fragrance, and two ears to hear the words of love."(Yousafzai 298) This is the moat powerful quote because even after she was severely hurt and almost died she didn't give up her hope and faith and that makes her a rally strong individual.

Book Review

I give "I am Malala" 3.5 stars because it is a good book but kind or difficult to read. One of the reasons I am Malala is hard to read is because it has a lot of words that are from Pakistan and it makes it kind of difficult and you have to look up a lot of words in the book. Also there are a lot of descriptions that are hard to imagine because it wouldn't happen in America so its hard to believe it's real. This book show you the reality of life in other country's and how hard it is to live.

Girl Shot in Head by Taliban, Speaks at UN: Malala Yousafzai United Nations Speech 2013

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Citation

Yousafzai, Malala, and Christina Lamb. I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban. N.p.: n.p., n.d. Print.


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