Malala Yousafzai And Antigone

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Rising Above- The Impact of Moral Character The overall impacts of an good moral development to any individual can easily be life changing. No matter who comes, and what is taken away, a person’s ethics and moral character can never be stripped from the soul. Lawrence Kohlberg was a famously known theorist and prominent figure in the field of moral development. He suggested that there were 6 stages of moral development that each person could be categorized into. Malala Yousafzai and Antigone each have a higher focused morality level that causes them to make decisions based purely off their good conscious. However, all actions, no matter how pure of heart, have consequences.
Without a doubt, Antigone possesses the highest stage of morality,
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Malala is a Nobel Peace Prize recipient, a girls education activist, and a victim of a Taliban attack. In October of 2012, Malala was shot in the head by the Taliban because she was receiving an education in a region where it was forbidden that girls be educated. From this traumatic experience, she used her voice to create a platform in order to advocate for children's and especially girls rights to an education. Her high level of moral development is shown by her willingness to take something so horrible and turn it into something that would benefit the greater good. In her speech “Our books and our pens are the most powerful weapons”, Yousafzai says, “I want education for the sons and daughters of the Taliban and all the terrorists and extremists. I do not even hate the Talib who shot me. Even if there was a gun in my hand and he was standing in front of me, I would not shoot him. This is the compassion I have learned…”(Yousafzai, Our books and our pens are the most powerful weapons). Her leadership is an example of having an elevated morality level by her peaceful actions, strong will, and passion for her cause to change the world as we know