Malala's family constantly fears that Ziauddin, Malala's father, will be the one targeted by the Taliban because of they way he speaks out against them. No one thinks for a second that even the Taliban is cruel enough to target Malala. It is thus ironic it is Malala whom they try to kill.
Malala's Father's Stutter (Situational Irony)
Despite the stutter that has impaired his speech throughout his life, Malala's father ironically devotes his life to public speaking, voicing his thoughts and rallying people to his side to stand against the Taliban. It is ironic that a man who loves poetry, words, and speaking would be cursed with such an impediment.
The Taliban and Islam (Situational Irony)
Malala and many other Muslims believe that Islam is a peaceful religion, one that respects and values women and encourages tolerance and acceptance. It is ironic, then, that the Taliban claims to be fighting in the name of Islam, and yet goes against all of these accepted Islamic values.
I Am Malala Questions and Answers
The Question and Answer section for I Am Malala is a great
resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
This is referring to Malala's father. He was called a "falcon" by his father because he always wanted to be free as a bird. He wanted Malala to be free as a bird as well by being allowed to pursue opportunities, like education, that were only...
I think you will have to answer this with your opinion rather than mine. I was already familiar with how the Taliban often conducted themselves. Were you surprised by the rigid rules over morality, education, and religion?