Analysis Of I Am Malala

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In “I am Malala,” Malala Yousafzai explores the idea that education empowers women to stand up for their rights, so that they can have a positive future. Without education for girls, they are at a disadvantage. For example, “Education had been a great gift for him [Ziauddin]. He believed that lack of education was the root of all problems. Ignorance allowed politicians to fool people and bad administrators to be reelected.” (Yousafzai 41) Malala’s father, Ziauddin believes that without education, people are easily fooled. People are at a disadvantage in society. He wishes that just like he has education, everyone else should to help resolve Pakistan’s governmental problems. “As we crossed the the Malakand Pass, I saw a young girl selling…show more content…
Without education one would not know how to communicate efficiently. Having people understand your message is important in getting them behind your message. Education helps provide a sliver of hope in dark times. “It was school that kept me going in those dark days.” (Yousafzai 135) During this time, Malala and her family were going through a tough time, as her and her father were being threatened by the Taliban, an Islamic militia from Pakistan. School was Malala’s only happy part of the day, because she could be at ease and focus on something she loves-- education. “‘Let us pick up our books and our pens,’ I said. ‘They are our most powerful weapons. One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world.'” (Yousafzai 310) If someone has an education, they can already have a sliver of hope. It gives them more opportunities that they will be able to escape poverty, thus earning more hope. Malala writes “The Taliban could take our pens and books, but they could not stop our minds from thinking." (Yousafzai 77) Even though the Taliban had tried to stop girls from going to school, they could not take away their education. The knowledge was still in their minds, which could help them, help themselves. Malala says “For us girls that
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