I Am Malala Themes

By: Lexi Hull

Here are 5 themes that I found from Malala.

1. One very big theme that I found is perseverance pays off.

2. One other theme that I found is knowledge can be the most powerful "weapon."

3. Good things can come from the bad things in life.

4. There will always be a time when there is light and courage and happiness.

5. Equality is a very important part of life.

Here are 5 Move Me Quotes that correspond to the themes.

Move Me Quote for theme #1 - "Malala Day is not my day. Today is the day of every women, every boy, and every girl who has raised their voice for their rights."


Move Me Quote for theme #2 - "I don't want to be thought of as 'the girl who was shot by the Taliban' but as 'the girl who fought for education,' the girl who stands up for peace, with knowledge as her weapon."


Move Me Quote for theme #3 - "So, yes, the Taliban have shot me. But they can only shoot a body. They cannot shoot dreams, they cannot kill my beliefs, and they cannot stop my campaign to see every girl and every boy in school." Here is another Move Me Quote, "God has also given me a responsibility and a gift."


Move Me Quote for theme #4 - "'At night our fear is strong, jani,' he (Malala's father) said. 'But in the morning, in the light, we find our courage again.'"


Move Me Quote for theme #5 - "Today is the day of every woman, every boy, and every girl who has raised their voice for their rights." (Same quote as before).

How do these Move Me Quotes correspond with the theme?

Move Me Quote #1 corresponds with its theme because - It shows that Malala has come so far, from perseverance, that she had a day named after her.


Move Me Quote #2 corresponds with its theme because - This Move Me Quote shows that Malala believes in using knowledge to fight against evil. This is the same as the theme that was put because the theme was knowledge can be the most powerful weapon and if Malala says that knowledge is her weapon, it shows that knowledge is powerful because she is very strong and has changed so much with knowledge.


Move Me Quote #3 corresponds with its theme because - This shows that Malala has been shot, meaning the bad thing, but she has survived. The other Move Me Quote shows the good thing that came from Malala being shot, that she has received a gift.


Move Me Quote #4 corresponds with its theme because - It shows that people will, at some point, have courage, and happiness usually comes from courage. Plus, it says in the light someone will have courage, which means that, eventually, there will, also, be light.


Move Me Quote #5 corresponds with its theme because - It shows that Malala believes in everyone's right, not just women, and not just men, but that everyone should have their rights. By the way she says them together shows that she means the same, equal amount of rights, not every woman's rights and every man's rights, showing a difference, but together, with the same rights.

Why are these themes/move me quotes significant?

Move Me Quote/Theme #1 - This theme is significant because if someone were to persevere during hard times it would pay off for them because they would most likely get through if they persevere. This move quote is significant because it shows how Malala's perseverance payed off and how unselfish Malala is.


Move Me Quote #2 - This move me quote and theme is significant because if Malala was not intelligent, or if she was but didn't use it, she would not have changed the world as much as she has. Plus, if someone were to use knowledge, or their mind, instead of physical strength, they would be, in most situations, more likely to get through, rather than if they were to just jump in, or try to fight someone face-to-face.


Move Me Quote #3 - This theme is important because it gives people courage to keep trying, even when things get hard. It, also, shows that not everything is horrible and, usually, when something is really bad, it changes and life becomes better. These two move me quote are important because it shows that Malala believes in things getting better and not giving up.


Move Me Quote #4 - This theme and move me quote is important because it lets someone know that, at some point in their life, they will be happy and at peace, because when someone is courageous, peacefulness usually comes from that. So, it shows that not everything is bad.


Move Me Quote #5 - This theme and move me quote is important because if everyone had different rights, or women had none, while mean had lots, the world would be very unfair, with the type of person with less rights pretty much being slaves to the type of person with ore rights, like how there used to be slaves in North America.

Why do these move me quotes Move me?

Move Me Quote #1 moves me because - This Move Me Quote moves me because Malala is being very unselfish when she says this, especially in front of these many people. Plus, she is still thinking about the less fortunate during her time to shine.


Move Me Quote #2 moves me because - I love learning, but I am not very athletic. So, this Move Me Quote shows how important knowledge can be. Plus, it shows Malala does not want to be known for something bad that happened to her. She wants to be known for doing good in the world.


Move Me Quote #3 moves me because - It shows how smart and how wise Malala is because it shows how she knows that appearance or body structure isn't as important as thoughtful minds. It also shows that Malala knows that she cannot be put down by the Taliban shooting her.


Move Me Quote #4 moves me because - This move me quote moves me for the same reason that it is significant, because it shows that there will always be a time of light, happiness, and courage.


Move Me Quote #5 moves me because - The same thing I said before for this same quote, and that it shows that Malala is fair, and believes in equality, not just rights for women. The only reason one might think she was biased toward only women rights is because of how unfairly her country treated women, and if she was an unrighteous person, one might think she wanted to pay back men or not letting women have a lot of rights, but this quote shows that she wants equal rights for everyone.