Compassion Fatigue

A few months ago I wrote an essay on Compassion Fatigue, based on the short story by Dave Eggers that you can find here. Coming from a military family, it’s an essay I thoroughly enjoyed writing and so I have decided to share it. I hope you enjoy it. 

In this essay I will be examining the origins of compassion fatigue and will be giving examples from both fiction and non-fiction. I will then be investigating the causes. In 2004, Dave Eggers wrote short story that gives a very interesting example of compassion fatigue. In the short story, a man sees in a newspaper a soldier, lying dead in a faraway nation, having been dragged from his jeep and mutilated in the dust. Continue reading “Compassion Fatigue”