Examples Of Empathy In The House Of The Scorpion

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In the novel House of The Scorpion by Nancy Freeman, the memoir Where am I Wearing by Kelsey Timmerman, and The Scholarship Jacket by Marta Salinas, the common theme is, when you work hard, you open opportunities to yourself and others. This theme helps make the reader feel empathy for the characters. For example, In The House of the Scorpion, Matt got back to Maria and became ruler of the Azlatan Empire because of hard work. In Where am I Wearing Nari and Ai send back a lot of their money to support their families. And in The Scholarship Jacket, Martha earned the Scholarship Jacket. All of these examples support that hard work is a common theme. In the book, Where am I Wearing by Kelsey Timmerman, the author makes the reader feel empathy for Nari and Ai multiple times. One example of how the author evokes empathy in the reader is when Timmerman says this, “But the fact is that countless girls like Nari and Ai, who supported six or seven family members back in their villages with their wage as a garment worker, have turned to prostitution. Losing your job is a good excuse for why you are not sending money, any longer; but no excuse will pay for your Grandma’s medicine, your brother’s schooling, or food.” (Timmerman 136) This moment shows how hard it is to be a garment worker and that some people struggle so much to make enough money that they have to turn to prostitution. This moment is important to the characters because it shows how hard Nari and Ai have to work in

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