Empathy: The ability to understand and share the feelings of another. Sympathy: feelings of pity and sorrow for someone else's misfortune. Leslie was giving Empathy to Janice because in the novel Leslie went into the bathroom and asked “what's wrong?” Janice replied “I told my friends that my dad beats me up every day and she wants it to stop and everyone just laughs. Leslie then said everyone laughed at me when I said that I didn’t have a TV and I couldn’t watch the documentary or watch it at any ones house. Also empathy because Leslie was able to understand Janice and her struggles and told her about her struggles.