Examples Of Heroism In Malala

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Heroism How are a Pakistani girl and an NYPD Officer similar? Both the Pakistani girl, Malala Yousafzai and the NYPD Officer, Moira A. Smith have qualities of heroism. But what makes them a hero? Was heroism thrust upon them or did they seek it out? Malala was shot in the head in 2012 because she wanted an education; likewise, Moira risked her life multiple times to save people just because it was her duty. Why does this make them heroic? Malala started her heroic journey when she started blogging under a pen name “Gul Makai” how life is with the Taliban for the BBC. She knew that by doing this she was taking a risk, but for her, the risk was worth it if she could get girls to have an education. She was able to go back to school when We survived. And since that day, our voices have only grown louder. I tell my story, not because it is unique, but because it is not. It is the story of many girls.” She realized opportunity through this trial would give her if she spoke up about what happened to her, she understood if she gave up the voices of many girls would be unheard, she knew that is was up to her to be the voice of those who can not voice their stories. Through Malala many girls are now able to tell their stories and receive an Moria risked her life countless of times for people who she didn’t know the names. Malala risked her life to protest for girl’s education. They both have risked their lives for something bigger than they are. Moria had her heroism forced upon her, she saw a problem and she did her best to save people she was not looking for reward when she went into the towers she was only doing her duty. Malala heroism is similar to Moria’s, she reacted how a hero would react to the situation she made the best of it and didn’t let it get her down, and it motivated her to pursue her education. Moria’s and Malala’s actions made them be heroes, they are looked up to by many people around the
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