Carson Mcculler's The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter

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In The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, Carson McCullers argues that empathy is a prerequisite to dialogue because without understanding one another, humans cannot have constructive communication. Empathy is a prerequisite to dialogue, as shown when Singer can’t communicate well with people due to his lack of empathy. In the town that Singer lives in: “the rumors about [Singer] were rich and varied. The Jews said that he was a Jew… A lone Turk who had roamed into the town years ago… claimed passionately to his wife that the mute was Turkish. He said that when he spoke his language the mute understood…” (200). Deaf-mutes in the book are still shown to be able to communicate well with other people, but due to the fact that Singer never has valuable
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