Atticus Finch says empathy is based on sympathy, on being able to see another person 's point of view and comprehend why they act the way they do even if it 's hard to agree with it. He is allocating fatherly advice to Scout by telling her that Miss Caroline was probably just trying to do her best in a new environment. This piece of advice supports Scouts development throughout the novel by making her not as agile to judge. Although Atticus is crucial to his children 's growth, he can’t give a “feminine” input which sometimes flaws his parenting, but Lee proves that good parenting requires a person to do the right thing, no matter the circumstances through fairness, perspective, and integrity. Atticus’ fairness displays he is a good parent because he considers that everyone deserves a chance to be understood and have motives for their actions.
Wiesel's use of his young self is in fact there to provoke emotion out of the audience and build his credibility. Yet, it is also there to represent the suffering children of today. The young boy is mentioned because it creates a sense of innocence. When Wiesel was young, he saw those American soldiers as his heroes, men who understood his anger and pain and showed compassion for him. Young Wiesel didn't know any better that those American soldiers had the opportunity to help him earlier but did not.
By using first person confessional people are able to see Death in a new way, it shows his emotions and makes him more humanized. It shows how he suffers every time he needs to collect a body, but he helps them by collecting their souls. He does not wish for people to die but he is the one who needs to deal with the result when they do. It hurts him to see what humans do to other humans, but by going through this suffering, he heals and continues to survive which shows the humanity that is in Death. Zusak also uses third person omniscient to convey the thematic message on suffering in healing.
Later on, they became closer as friends, but Liesel still had a line of defense to insure she wouldn 't get hurt by him. Finally, Liesel and Rudy were able to fully trust each other with their darkest secrets. For example, Rudy tells Liesel about when the doctor inspected him and some other boys. That is a moment of importance because he was genuinely embarrassed, and at first didn 't tell her. However, later he feels comfortable to tell Liesel.
In “Stop the sun” by Gary Paulsen, The character Terry changes from a boy who is embarrassed by his dad’s disease to a boy who thinks of his dad and accept his dad . This change reveals the story’s theme, which is in order to understand the people who we love order to understand the people who love you have to think of them and have empathy. In the beginning of the story, Terry is an embarrassed boy because of his dad disease,. At this point in the story, Gary writes, “ Wanting only for the earth to open and let him drop in a deep hole”. This passage is important because it reveals just how Terry is embarrassed by his father 's actions in the hardware store.
His ability to encourage and sympathize with people such as Danny and Billy make him a very pleasant person. When Reuven first meets Danny, for instance, he quickly realizes his loneliness and his need for a friend, ultimately deciding to befriend him. Even while knowing that his other friends would think badly of him for becoming friends with a Hasidic Jew like Danny, Reuven pities him and “treats him as he would have liked to be treated” (Matthew 7:12) by making Danny his friend. Additionally, while at the hospital recovering from his eye surgery, the nurses place Reuven next to a boy named Billy, who almost went blind during an accident. After Reuven leaves the hospital, he continues to think and worry about Billy, even “dedicating the morning prayer to Billy, every last word” (89).
Not only does he feel so much empathy that he attacked someone but is also there for her emotionally. The empathy he feels for her brings them closer together and strengthens their friendship. When Sophie is hurt David still helps her despite her toe, even though he has learned that abnormalities make someone a monster. “ ‘You’re a good boy, David. You were very kind to Sophie.’ ” (Wyndham, 12) This is what Sophie’s mother tells David after she learns he helps her daughter when she was injured.
In Chapter 15 of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, Scout’s compassionate actions eliminate the tension of the lynching mob. Scout helps to eliminate this problem by being compassionate for Atticus and running in and wanting to help him.When she runs in she starts talking to a person she remembered, which was Mr. Cunningham about his son, Walter Cunningham, and by doing so she settled the tension and made conversation. Which allowed the men to leave on a good note. When Scout and Jem are reading to Mrs. Dubose, although they didn’t want to be there, they showed compassion by reading to her and taking the time to do so. They also helped her to slowly get rid of her addiction to drugs, by slowly depriving her from them a little longer each reading
Scout and Jem realize that empathy is being able to place yourself in another’s shoes, striving to see things from their point of view, even if you don’t agree with their beliefs. He encourages his children to make better choices by forgiving the bad and respecting the good. This allows his children to idolize their father even more by recalling the important concept he had previously instilled in them To illustrate, when Scout was dropping her rescuer, Boo Radley, home, she demonstrates empathy, recalling what Atticus had taught her. Standing on his porch made Scout see the outside world from his perspective, allowing her to comprehend how lonely and foreign it must be. Additionally, Jem also demonstrates empathy several times in the novel.
In chapter 15, Jim appeals to Huck’s conscience, using ethos and pathos, to encourage Huck to be kinder and more thoughtful (89). Huck realizes that Jim cares about his family, just as White people do, feels remorse over hitting his deaf child, just as any White person would, (158-159), and matures enough to humble himself enough to apologize to Jim after tricking him (89). Despite having various moral dilemmas throughout the book, questioning if he is making the right decision, Huck always concludes that he does not want to sell Jim back into slavery, even going as far as turning his back on God, resolving that he does not want to sell Jim, and he’d rather go to hell than pray a lie