Malala Yousafzai Speech Analysis

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In December 2014, Malala Yousafzai won The Nobel Peace Prize, together with Kailash Satyarthi. Both speakers fought against the suppression of children and young people in their native country and for the rights of all children to have an education. Malala Yousafzai delivered a passionate persuasive speech after receiving her Nobel Prize medal and diploma during the Nobel Peace Prize Award Ceremony at the Oslo City Hall in Norway. In her speech Malala expressed gratitude and honor for all those who wish her well in her recovery and to call attention to her cause. Her specific purpose statement in her speech was the importance of education. By speaking in a clear and powerful voice, she was able to grab the attention of the audience. In …show more content…
This speech is one of a vertical structure as I learned from class, whereby there is a formal introduction, followed by main points and a conclusion to reinforce the speaker’s central idea. Her speech was made in casual order to show a cause and effect. By repeating “that is why” emphasizes the series of cause-and-effect relationships that supports her appeal to reason and the phrase “We call upon” Malala wants many people to work together. As we can see in the book, The Art of Public Speaking by Stephen E. Lucas, that causal order is a method of speech organization in which the main points show a cause-effect relationship (chapter 8, …show more content…
And some, the girl who fought for her rights she creates a common ground with the audience and makes it easier for them to identify. By these words, the speaker is convincing the audience of her credibility and authenticity and she is worth their time to hear her speech. This is called ethos, according to the book, The Art of Public Speaking by Stephen E. Lucas which means credibility (Chapter 16 page 435). In the book, we also learned she uses pathos and logos. Malala uses emotional appeal with the audience by saying she decided to speak up against the Taliban. She also, used words such as victims, innocent and suffering throughout her speech to grasp and have the audience connect with her to support her cause. Here in the use of logos which is about reasoning and evidence, Malala, told the audience that when she was in Swat, “they killed 14 innocent medical students, female teachers and polio workers.” But who are the audience for her speech? Her audience is from all over the world. From heads of states to educationist, from elders to younger and from males to females. She in fact speaks to all communities of the world. Ana yes, Taliban terrorist and their children

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