Empathy in Tannen, Deborah. "Can't We Talk?, Hemingway, Ernest. "Hills Like White Elephants.", and Turkle, Sherry. "The Flight from Conversation”

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Empathy in Conversations Empathy is defined as “the understanding of another’s situation, feelings, and motives” as defined in the dictionary. Some tend to find it difficult to comprehend that a person could lack such thought and concern for another living being. For as long as some can recall, the capability to treat others with compassion has been second nature, and a vital part in my moral principles. Being challenged throughout their childhood, their compassionate character was not only improved, but, certainly, the toughest element in their moral groundwork. This being said, Good communication needs understanding between the people communicating as stated in Tannen, Deborah. "Can't We Talk?”, Hemingway, Ernest. "Hills Like White Elephants.", and Turkle, Sherry. "The Flight from Conversation”. In her book “Can’t We Talk” Deborah Tannen compares the manner of which males and females react to each other in diverse circumstances. Early in the reading she states that men are raised in a world in which a conversation is a competition that they should never loose, and women are taught to listen, confirm and offer support to other people. She supports this with when she stated that she saw it in her own husband when they worked in two different cities and how he “approached the world in a way to achieve and maintain status” (Tannen). Also, stated in the article, Tannen was talking about how ways to avoid fighting with their significant others, people tend to give in to

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