The burning monk is an extremely famous photo of a Buddhist monk, who committed suicide in the middle of a busy street, in protest the the discriminatory laws and actions committed by the Catholic South Vietnamese Government. This act is very similar to the the woman’s protest on Page 37, “The woman on the porch reached out with contempt to them all, and struck the kitchen match against the railing”. The similarities don’t end with the way of suicide, but the two both acted for very similar reasons. Neither of the two liked what their country had become, and both faced extreme persecution for what people today would seem like normal things. The monk wanted to see an end to the hateful acts of the government towards his religion and the people who followed it, and the woman couldn’t stand to see world without books. These two people, one real, one fiction, both acted in very similar ways for similar reasons, and this shows how Fahrenheit 451 dystopian elements are shown in the real world.