It may be that these are the conditions that finally give birth to empathy, a deeper meaning than compassion. We cannot deny the existence of the helpless of their presence. When I read the last two paragraphs everything that she was talking about all came together and all mad sense. For the Greeks drama taught and reinforced the value of compassion.
A good example of compassion in this essay is when she sees the owner of the shop giving; my guess was a homeless man, a cup of coffee and a bag of food. This is impressive because many people will not stop to give even like five cents to a homeless person but this person took the time to get some food and a coffee for the homeless person in need of some help.