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The critical analysis based upon the theme of complexity of human relationships within the short stories named as Love in Infant Monkeys by Lydia Millet, The Lottery by Shirley Jackson, and the film named as Dead Poets Society by Peter Weir proves that the authors and director make use of the same theme but its treatment (empathy, social criticism, and inspiration) is different in general.
This section is broadly divided as Human relationships and empathy in Love in Infant Monkeys by Lydia Millet, Human relationships and social criticism in The Lottery by Shirley Jackson, and Human relationships and inspiration in Dead Poets Society by Peter Weir.
From a different angle of view, the scope of empathy within human relationships is beautifully portrayed in the short story. The central character named as Harry Harlow is portrayed as a psychologist, who is deeply interested in conducting experiments. Still, he knows that his interest in psychology and animal behavior is alienating him from the mainstream society. For instance, he makes use of monkeys to conduct different experiments and ignores the pain and frustration faced by these animals. He knows that people will consider him as a cruel person because he does not give any importance to the problems faced by the monkeys. On the other side, he feels that he cannot socialize with others because he is fully dedicated to his profession. When he enters a party, he feels that he is surrounded by strangers and he fails to communicate with others. But in the end, he realizes that empathy towards lesser beings is important in life.
The writer makes use of the central character to unmask the unethical aspects of scientific experimentation by using animals as tools. He was bucking the trend in American psychology, where for decades prominent experts on parenting had been advising mothers to show their children as little affection asnbsp.possible (Millet, 2009, para.2).nbsp.