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Student’s Name: Teacher’s Name: Course Name: Date: The Role of Empathy in Parable of the Sower and Between the World and Me Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler and Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates are two influential books that address the most common and controversial subjects of social, political, economic and racial injustices that have been in existence in our society. Based in the future, Parable of the Sower highlights the social disparities that exist in our society, the rising gap between poor and the rich, climate change that has resulted to prevalent drought, the high cost of living and how the corporations and employers have more power, own bigger portions of the towns and successfully keep their employees in effective slavery. The future Butler depicts in this story is frightening because of its plausibility. On the other hand, Between the World and Me addresses the existing racial discriminations and issues in America. In this letter, Ta-Nehisi Coates tells his son what being Black in America means. He narrates his experience as a Black person in America at the time of growing up and even highlights the fresh and most recent attacks on the Black community such as the shooting that killed Michael Brown, which is still fresh in the minds of the Black Americans. However, the two writings show how the marginalized in the society survive the discriminations and the neglects. One of the ways highlighted by these writers is empathy. Since the government and the high social class do not show empathy to the poverty stricken and marginalized communities, they, together with other compassionate people, find a way to show empathy among them. As

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