I Am Malala

How is Malala's relationship with her mother different from Malala's relationship with her father?

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Malala's father always held education in the highest regard. He felt that education was the only way Afghanistan can move out of the seemingly perpetual cycle of war and oppression. He especially saw the education of girls as a key to the future. In a country where acquiring an education was a luxury, girls were often excluded. Malala's father knew the keen intelligence and drive for education that girls possessed was being a wasted opportunity for the country. He saw in Malala, his daughter, and the chance for girls to change the status quo. Education could bring Afghanistan out of bickering patriarchal factions into a more unified and enlightened country. Malal took advantage of her father's progressive attitude and hungered for education. Malala loved her mother and she liked her independent and kind spirit. Malala, however, was influenced more byher father.

Malala's father lead her to a more independent life and guided her to the meaning of life. You get it once, and you have to make the most of it. On the other hand, Malala's mother is more religion attracted and try to make Malala religion bound. She later understands tha Malala is free as a bird, and the only thing that she is bounded by and follows is education.