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Literary Analysis Of I Am Malala

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I Am Malala: Literary Analysis Malala Yousafzai was a talented and brave young woman who had one goal in life: to get an education and encourage others to do the same. Born in Pakistan, Malala did not grow up with many resources, but she was lucky enough to have a father that shared the same goal as her. At the young age of fifteen, she was shot in the face by the Taliban for standing up for girls’ rights to an education. Although the recovery time was long and hard, the Taliban did not silence her as she continued her campaign. This eventually led her to opening her own school in Yemen and writing the novel I Am Malala. As someone who highly values education and bravery, her story made me interested in learning more about her culture, family, and experiences. One major connection that could be made between Malala and my own experiences was public speaking. Malala took similar footsteps as her father when she wanted to find a way to impress him after stealing and lying to her family. “Notices had gone up at school for a public speaking competition /.../ I remembered the story of my father surprising my grandfather and longed to do the same. When we got the topic, I couldn’t believe my eyes. It was ‘Honesty is the best policy’” (Yousafzai 108). Although Malala did not win first place, she made her father proud and discovered one of her best talents that influenced her to speak out in the future. This was similar to my junior year when I tried out to be a member of the
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