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tr.v. im·mo·lat·ed, im·mo·lat·ing, im·mo·lates
1. To kill (an animal, for instance) as a religious sacrifice.
2. To kill, especially by fire: "[The soldiers] are crushed under rocks, pierced by bullets, immolated by flamethrowers" (A.O. Scott).

[Latin immolāre, immolāt-, to sacrifice, sprinkle with sacrificial meal : in-, on; see in-2 + mola, meal, millstone; see melə- in Indo-European roots.]

im′mo·la′tion n.
im′mo·la′tor n.
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She focuses on people with abilities (a twisted take on superheroes in "The Immolator") and disabilities (a teenager in a wheelchair in "Brim") alike.
This is the 2) (absolutely) symbolic property of the act: an essentially aspirational claim, but again of a wholly absolute nature, where the immolator's body stands in for, or signifies, an instantiated value.
"Another is to let more people understand the truth in Tibet through these paintings, because nowadays, especially in China, people simply don't know what is happening." He is provided with earlier photographs by a Tibetan writer but treats his 40 subjects as though he knew them personally, pointing out the first immolator, the youngest, and the first woman.
Here the father is not one; he is a monster who engenders a monster with no trace of the heroic figures of Abraham or Agamemnon, to name a couple of immolator genitors.
"They Who Burned Themselves for Peace: Quaker and Buddhist Self Immolators
(102) While the vast majority of the self-immolated individuals conveyed messages calling for greater political freedom, two immolators (103) carried out their protests near the entrance of a mining site.
After reports continued to surface, Beijing struck back with accounts of immolators as outcasts who fall prey to the instigation of the Dalai Lama and supporters who allegedly want to split Tibet from China.