You can now read 10 articles in a month for free on Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

The Boston Globe


Letters | Laid to rest

It’s normal to be repulsed by suspect’s presence

Recent pieces in the Globe berating the reactions of the public and political figures against having the suspected Boston Marathon bomber, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, buried in Boston, Cambridge, or the vicinity show the disconnectedness of the media with the psychological state of those affected by this event.

While we feel compassion for Tsarnaev’s soul, we cannot help but be repulsed at this point by his physical presence, alive or dead. To feel otherwise is not a sign of a superior mind or soul, as some writers seem to assume, but of psychological disconnectedness. Time, which is the best healer, may change this reaction.

Loading comments...

You have reached the limit of 10 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week