The Importance Of Empathy In Society

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“ Empathy is a quality of character that can change the world,” - Barack Obama In this class, we have learned about many things that have happened in the world like the Holocaust and the Bystander effect with short stories, or a book. We have learned things that are happening or has happened already in society, many of which connect with empathy. Empathy can make a more just society because people will be more united but when empathy is not in society, there will be consequences like death. The three assignments that demonstrate the essential question are the Kitty Genovese article reflection, Night Theme Table, and Elie Wiesel’s Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance speech. First, the Kitty Genovese Article Reflection answers the essential question that empathy can create a stronger, more just society because if Kitty Genovese´s community had at least a little empathy, she would have never died and their society would be more united and they would have saved a person’s life. The Kitty Genovese story is about how a young woman was walking home after work, late at night, and she was stabbed to death while her neighbors just watched and listened to her cries for help. In the article reflection, I had to write about why her neighbors did not…show more content…
Elie Wiesel's Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech included him talking about how he could not believe that the Holocaust had happened and the whole world just turned their backs. In the speech, Elie Wiesel states,¨ ‘And then I explain to him how naive we were, that the world did know and remained silent,’¨. Elie Wiesel is saying how the world knew about the Holocaust, but they just remained silent and did not say anything that could help stop it. This relates back to the thesis because no one had empathy and they just allowed this horrible thing to

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