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I Am Malala: The Girl who Stood up for Education and Was Sho
Transcript of I Am Malala: The Girl who Stood up for Education and Was Sho
By: Malala Yousafzai with Christina Lamb
The Author's Purpose
Elements of Culture Explained with the Use of Culture Vocabulary
Elements of Voice
Effect of the Structure of the Model
A Lesson on Grammer and its Effect on the Literature
The memoire starts with the event that made her famous for who she is today. Then she goes through her whole life starting at her birth. Finally, she writes an epilogue that tells the reader where she resides and what she is doing now.
easy to comprehend
This memoire is a campaign for equal education.
Autonomous: (adj.) possessing a large degree of self-government
“When the British gave India independence in 1947 and divided it, we went with the newly created Pakistan but stayed autonomous. (16)”
Stupa: (n.) a usually dome-shaped structure (as a mound) serving as a Buddhist shrine.
“There are many stories that Lord Buddha himself came here because it is a place of such peace, and some of his ashes are said to be buried in the valley in a giant stupa. (17)”
Cockerels: (n.) a young male of the domestic chicken
“We lived in the shadow of the Hindu Kush mountains, where the men went to shoot ibex and golden cockerels. (17)”
Pious: (adj.) marked by or showing reverence for deity and devotion to divine worship
“My mother is very pious and prays five times a day, though not in the mosque, as that is only for the men. (22)"
Purdah: (n.) a seclusion of women from public observation among Muslims and some Hindus especially in India
“In order to protect women’s purdah, men in families hosting the refugees even slept away from their own homes. (153)”
Hostel: (n.) inn
“He ran a boys’ hostel in Swat and was taking seven or eight boys to Kohistan by coach. (153)”
Malala’s voice functions in the contexts of writing by describing her struggles and challenges to get an education like the boys in her country. Malala’s voice functions beyond the contexts of writing by sharing with everyone that education should be allowed for everyone--whether they’re rich or poor, male or female.
Yousafzai, Malala. I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban. New York, NY: Salazai Limited, 2013. eBook.
“Peace in every home, every street, every village, every country—this is my dream. Education for every boy and every girl in the world. To sit down in a chair and read my books with all my friends at school is my right. To see each and every human being with a smile of happiness is my wish. (261)”
Tone: compassionate, impassioned, straightforward, and determined
“My mother is sad about the waste of food. I know she is remembering all the children we fed in our house so they would not go to school on empty stomachs and wondering how they are faring now. (252)”
“Women in the village hid their faces whenever they left their purdah quarters and could not meet or speak to men who were not their close relatives. (58)”
“They had no idea how conservative I was or what a teenage girl from the Swat Valley would wear. (237)”
“Yma discovered there was a halal Kentucky Fried Chicken at Small Heath so [she] would go there every afternoon to buy me chicken and chips. (238)”
"'We Pashtuns are a religion-loving people,’ she said. 'Because of the Taliban, the whole world is claiming we are terrorists. This is not true. We are peace-loving.’ (119)”
“A small boy was brought to sit on their laps to encourage the birth of a son. (46)”
“Now we are a country of 180 million and more than 96 percent are Muslim. We also have around two million Christians and more than two million Ahmadis, who say they are Muslims though our government says they are not. (78)”
Charlatan: (n.) a fake
“My father said the doctor was a charlatan and this was why we needed to keep struggling against ignorance. (181)”
Halal: (adj.) sanctioned by Islamic law
“But I didn’t like the hospital food and I was worried it was not halal. (238)”
Mogul: (n.) an important or powerful person
“Later on he became a wealthy media mogul. (174)”
Minarets: (n.) a tall slender tower of a mosque having one or more balconies from which the summons to prayer is cried by the muezzin
“It is huge and white and looks like a shimmering tent suspended between minarets. (163)”
Kalashnikov: (n.) a Soviet-designed assault rifle
“‘If I had a Kalashnikov I would kill them. (145)’”
Abdicating: (v.) to relinquish (as sovereign power) formally
“‘I think the Pakistan government is basically abdicating to the Taliban and the extremists,’ said Hillary Clinton, the US secretary of state. (143)"
Cavalcade: (n.) a procession of riders or carriages
“It wasn’t really a march but a cavalcade of cars. (143)”
Fatwa: (n.) a legal opinion or decree handed down by an Islamic religious leader
“Many students argued that the book should be banned and burned and the fatwa upheld. (41)”
Imam: (n.) the prayer leader of a mosque
“He was also an imam at the local mosque. (26)”
MALALA YOUSAFZAI 14 year old SHOT by TALIBAN Arrives at QE HOSPITAL For SPECIALIST TREATMENT. ABC News, 2013. Web. 6 Mar 2014.
Pakistani Teenage Activist Tells Her Story To John Stewart. GNC Global News Channel, 2013. Web. 6 Mar 2014.
How does one's voice function in and beyond the contexts of writing?
home, every street, every village, every country—this is my
. Education for every boy and every girl in the world. To sit down in a chair and read my books with all my friends at school is my
. To see
and every human being with a smile of happiness is my
“He was a scary man with dark panda shadows around his eyes, large teeth that seemed to stand at attention and hair pomaded flat on his head. (27-28)”
“The story was that they had then planted the body in Abbottabad and faked the raid to embarrass Pakistan. (178)"
“...dark panda shadows around his eyes... (27)”
"...large teeth that seemed to stand at attention... (27)”
Smooth flow from sentence to sentence
"His own village school had been just a small building. (37)"