Shared Humanity In Meg Rosoff's How I Live Now

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What is Shared Humanity? It is characteristics that only humans have and share between themselves. This characteristics can be found in books and short stories and other places. This is what makes us human, characteristics like emotions being able to make a decision and other characteristics. Humans show shared humanity each day when they laugh, cry, or get angry. The concept of Shared Humanity is shown in the novels and short story, How I Live Now, “The Scarlet Ibis” and Hatchet.

Two parts of Shared Humanity are shown in Meg Rosoff’s novel “ How I Live Now” Emotions and loss happen when Daisy and Piper arrived at Gateshead barn only to find everybody is dead and Ding is dying because he was left in the farm without food.. “ I guess he'd been left in there with no food for much too long and his eyes were dull but recognized Piper and me and dinged his bell and rubbed his baby horns against Piper as best he could given that he was mostly dead.” ( Chapter 26 Pg,143). This shows emotions like sadness which are common all humans Humans carry this emotions because they get emotionally attached to a animal and
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John and Lorraine are close friends and they have a really close connection with each other they become really close with Mr. Pignati. Before that all happened, John and Lorraine were prank calling Mr. Pignati, and they tricked him into donating money to a fake fund called the L & J Fund. “ Now Lorraine can blame all the other things on me, but she was the one who picked out the Pigman's phone number. If you ask me, I think he would have died anyway. Maybe we speeded things up a little, but you really can't say we murdered him”(3). They both feeling guilty about the whole situation and they blamed it on each other after that, they felt sorry for him. And confessed to what they had done and how they had treated Mr. Pignati. They both experienced loss when he died and felt they had caused his
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