Theme Of Empathy In The House Of The Scorpion

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In the novels 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 returned to Maria and became ruler of the Azlatan Empire because he seized the opportunity of being El Patron’s clone. In Where am I Wearing Nari and Ai send back significant amounts of their money to support their families. And in The Scholarship Jacket, Martha earned the Scholarship Jacket. All of these examples support the theme of, when you work hard, you open opportunities to yourself and others, as 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 tough it is to be a garment worker and that some people struggle so much to earn enough money that they have to

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