Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Aside from the idea of governmental oppression and public burning I do not see many similarities between these two events. With the Monk Burning he had clear political motive, and had the support of an entire religion backing him. He was clearly going for a cause and not just acting irrationally, not to mention against human instinct, like the fruit vendor. The vendor had been insulted and his pride was hurt; In my mind when I am angry I don't think regularly, I do foolish things. Also being a monk he probably was of trying to help than just cause trouble. In adition the monk's burning simply lead to changes in public policy while the vendors established new people in power in his country.
Posted by GraysonF at 8:08 PM