Through its use of one or more basic fictional elements, which story evokes the most empathy? How does this story compare to two others that evoke less empathy?

a note about parenthetically citing texts for this essay:

in the digital copies of these stories, two of them (Ultimate Safari, In a Grove) have page numbers; the Guest uses paragraph numbers; and A Very Old Man has just four pages, so you can tell which of these pages contains your passages.