Possible themes for the Compare/Contrast-Research-Persuasive Essay on Marjane and Malala

18 Nov

  • being bi-cultural
  • issues of gender
  • effects of education
  • influence or role of family on the individual
  • relationship to the West
  • what each girl was like before and after the war
  • influence of society and culture on the individual
  • the importance of social justice
  • the importance of society over the individual or the importance of the individual over society

For inspiration, please read the following compare/contrast blog post

Malala and Marjane Graphic Organizer


1. Use at least two of these conjunctions in a sentence: for, nor, yet, so, but

2. Finish these sentences:

Although Malala  . . .

Despite Marjane’s . . .

Whereas Malala . . .

While Marjane . . .

Provided that . . .

(You can substitute the words Malala and Marjane with Pakistan, Iran, Taliban, Persepolis, I Am Malala, Islam, and whatever else fits.)


Posted by on November 18, 2014 in Uncategorized


8 responses to “Possible themes for the Compare/Contrast-Research-Persuasive Essay on Marjane and Malala

  1. garciashantal

    November 19, 2014 at 11:54 am

    1. Marjane and Malala both have courage yet they suffer from the consequences.
    2. Malala lives in Pakistan but Marjane lives in Persepolis.

    1.Although Malala got shot at a young age, it didn’t stop her form making an impact in the world.
    2. Despite Marjanes and Malalas age difference they were both very similar being “prophets” in their own gender.
    3. While Marjane lives in New York and Malala lives in the UK, they both ended up living somewhere else besides their own country.

    • garciashantal

      November 19, 2014 at 12:01 pm

      Thalia Nava
      Neiby Leon

  2. jasmincee

    November 19, 2014 at 11:56 am

    1. They both do not like to be covered, but their culture required it.
    2. Maryjane didn’t want to go to vienna, yet she had to due to her safety.

    1. Although Malala was poor, she was able to succeed in life and get a noble peace prize.
    2. While Maryjane was in vienna, her parents suffered not knowing anything about her safety.
    3. Provided that Maryjane would say she was from France, her grandmother would tell her to accept who she is.

    • jasmincee

      November 19, 2014 at 12:03 pm

      Ernesto Cardena
      Erika Tepox

  3. kmoran101

    November 19, 2014 at 12:05 pm

    1. Although Malala and Marjane live in corrupted countries they are, for women’s rights.
    2. While Marjane does not take the opportunity to attend school, Malala takes the risk, yet she gets shot.

    3. Where as Malala fears the Taliban will go after her, but Marjane has more freedom of being outspoken.
    4. Despite Marjane and Malala’s attitudes, but their interest in religion are different.
    5. Provided that Iran and Pakistan have similarities in religion , nor they don’t follow the same set of rules.

    Amanda, Karen, and Catherine

  4. Benito M. Mayra CA. Genesis A.

    November 19, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    1. Although Malala and Margane both were outspoken, Malala’s advantage was that her perents were supportive and encouraged her to speak up.
    2.While Margane was sent out to France to escape her problems, Malala had no other choice but to face reality.
    3. Whereas Malala was standing up for education as her exit out, Margane din’t find the need for education because she had more freedom.
    1. Malala was shot by the Taliban, yet she feels no hatred towards them whereas Margain feels hatred against her government.
    2. For Margane education was an option but for Malala education was a passion.

  5. Quiyet, Michelle, Alyssa, Mayra Chavez

    November 19, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    1. Malala continuously fights for her education, for it is the greatest gift of all.
    2. While Malala and Marjane are courageous, Malala shows girls her age school is important, whereas Marjane does not stand up for anyone but herself.
    3. Provided that I am Malala is a good book in the U.S. many poeple in Pakistan think that the book is a lie.
    4.Although Malala was banned from going to school she refused to give up on her education.
    5.Both Malala and Marjane loved their home countries, yet they decided to migrate to other foreign countries for various reasons.

  6. robertocendejas714

    November 19, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    Part 2
    1. Although, Malala is younger than Marjane, she almost lost her life for having a voice.

    2. Whereas, Malala is in Pakistan dealing with the Taliban violence, Marjane gets sent to a French school in Vienna.

    3. While, Marjane was roaming the streets, Malala was shot in the head.

    Part 1
    1. Neither, Malala nor Marjane like to be covered by their cultural clothing.

    2. However, Malala would give speeches standing up for girl’s education yet Marjane was rebelling by how she dressed and listening to western music.


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