Essay On Compassion by Barbara Lazear Ascher
On Compassion by Barbara Lazear Ascher has explained to the reader, the reason behind the one’s kindness, pity or compassion. The compassion can be learned from the experiences, she has shared the stories to explain the compassion, she effectively teaches about the compassion. The story she shared about the man is that he was walking and when the homeless man offered the money and who was staring at the baby, he smiled.
The smile was described by the Ascher because men smile can make the women uncomfortable; it can create the tension, the man is referred as a crazy or mad person and it is stated that it is the result of compassion. As written in the essay “Like a bridegroom waiting at the altar, his eyes pierce the white veil”, by describing the situation in this way, the reader can become able to think what exactly the man in the story was thinking or feeling.
There is a sense of happiness and compassion, which is, described when the money is offered to the poor and crazy man. The compassion is described in a way that dollar really worth for the poor man and no one can refuse the offer to accept the dollar until he/she knows the worth of the need for a dollar. The woman thinks that by offering a dollar to a man she can do a good deed, by helping someone she can get the satisfaction.
Man compassion could be noticed over here as he smiled at the women or he was offered the gift. By describing the story Ascher explained her attitude by telling the story of a man and a baby, the story starting with the man can grab the reader’s question or attention in the mind of the people that how compassion take place in the situation, was it motivation that resulted when the gift was offered. There is the more similar question, which is asked by the Ascher so that the reader is able to think about the story. There is the sense of need and help explained in the article,
By describing the situation or a story of a man, she makes the audience think about the situation in which the man was, she has created the bond with the audience. By explaining the situations and using the word we in the article, she has explained that how women decision, about giving the money to the man can bring the compassion.
There is the sense of compassion in the essay, she has inspired the audience by addressing the man or people who are in problem, according to Ascher, no one is born compassionate, she have explained the other story to explain the compassionate, the examples or story have explained about her compassion or what she think about the compassion. It is important for everyone to think about the compassion, there is the compassion in our lives, but it is needed to recognize it through making the helping decisions for the others, by helping others we can also get satisfaction.
In the essay, she have elaborated the good points or the story, which can make the reader to think or analyzed the situation, the compassion needs to be developed, by the story the people can become able to think that is compassion is there in their lives, or how the compassion can satisfy or teach the person. We can say that according to the Ascher, compassion can be taught to others; others or people need to develop the compassion because it is not inborn, the world can become the better place to live in, if there is compassion, however, there is the need to understand the others and need to help them.