Sadness And Empathy In A Literary Analysis

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“I feel like songwriting is an experiment in empathy” (Zooey Deschanel)

The true definition of empathy is the ability to understand and share the feelings of one another. This could be feeling bad for someone because their grandmother has died and you have experienced this and know how it feels. It is much easier when you have been in the situation of the person. Authors will sometimes write their book in a way to make the reader feel sadness and empathy for the characters in the story. The quote by Zooey Deschanel does not speak of stories but it does speak of songwriting. When writers write books, they try to tell a story and either teach the reader something or make them feel an emotion. This is what music does, it tells a story, just
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