Montana 1948 Empathy Analysis

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Empathy can be defined as “the feeling that you understand and share another person's experiences and emotions” (Merriam Webster). After reading Montana 1948, I feel more empathy for people who struggle to follow the law versus providing justice.
At the time of Marie Little Soldier’s murder, the Hayden family had known about Frank’s inappropriate behaviors with Indians for years. Furthermore, at a family dinner Julian Hayden admits that “Frank’s always been partial to red mean.” (62-63). Therefore, when Davy explains that he saw Frank exiting his house on the day of Marie’s death, it should not have come as a surprise to Wesley but he still had a hard time accepting the truth that his brother was a murderer. When I read this section
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