Empathy In Ray Bradbury's All Summer In A Day

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Lack of empathy causes violence, distrust, and polarization . This is a quote is from Ray Bradbury’s short story, All Summer in a Day. “But she did not move; rather she let herself be moved only by him and nothing else. They edged away from her, they would not look at her. She felt them go away.” (Bradbury 2). This quote shows the lack of empathy in society with polarization. The boys and Margot are separating and are becoming polarized and unfriendly towards each other. This second quote is from Robert F. Kennedy's speech called, Statement on the Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. “We can move in that direction as a country, in greater polarization - black people amongst blacks, and white people amongst whites, filled with hatred toward one another. Or we can make an…show more content…
A quote is, “Empathy might seem like a hard-to-define, touchy-feely idea, and it’s fair to say that most of us don’t spend our days wondering if we’re empathetic. Yet psychologists have been trying to measure empathy for decades, recognizing its inherent value to humanity. A world without empathy, they say, is a world we wouldn’t want to live in.” (O’Brien 1). This quote explains that many people don’t really think about empathy, but wouldn’t want to live in a world without it. This proves my point because if the world had no empathy, no one would want to live in it causing unhappiness and violence. Another quote is, “...what we need in the United States is not violence and lawlessness, but is love, and wisdom, and compassion toward one another, and a feeling of justice toward those who still suffer within our country, whether they be white or whether they be black.” (Kennedy 1). This quote says that if there is empathy is the United States then everyone would be compassionate and have a feeling of justice even if they have different color skin. This proves my point because if there is lack of empathy none of the compassion or justice will
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