Empathy and Apathy in Manjula Padmnabhanâ€™s Lightâ€™s Out
Human response in understanding and perceiving someoneâ€™s emotions show variations. These variations are observed either in form of compassion or cold, detached attitude. The psychological term for former is â€˜empathyâ€™ and for latter is â€˜apathyâ€™. Empathy and apathy form the basis of human social behaviour. This paper aims at studying empathy and apathy in Manjula Padmnabhanâ€™s play Lights Out and its affect on the victim of the play.