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In the story The Judges Wife by Isabel AllendeNicholas Vidal the son of Juana the Forlorn came in tothe world regardless of the countless tries of violentabortions Vidal was born with four nipples therefore themid-wife predicted that Vidal would lose his head over awoman This same prediction was later confirmed by a Turkishfortune teller at the corner shop Vidal lived his wholelife cold and ironed-hearted too all women This includedhis mother Vidal avoided contact with women so that theprophecy would not come true In the end faith caught upNear beginning of the story Vidal did not feel thatCasilda was attractive He describe her as This etherealslip of a girl in her wedding gown eyes filled with wonderand fingers obviously unskilled in the art of rousing a manto pleasure seem to him almost ugly Vidal preferred hiswomen with dark hair He never would have known thatCasilda would cause him to lose his lifeHis mother was treated the same as any other womenWhen the judge decided that he needed to capture Vidal thejudge used Vidals mother as bait Locked in a cage in the center of town without food and only a pitcher of waterVidals mother begged and suffered tremendously Three dayswithout water Vidals mother could not begged any more Shelaid helplessly in the cage This sight for any son would beunbearable Vidal did not come Perhaps Vidal did nothave any contact with his mother over the years He may havehated his mother for trying to kill him at birth He knew ifhe tried to save his mother it would be his death Maybethat was why Vidal did not save his mother Vidal wanted to kill the judge for revenge after hismothers suicide His mother was ashamed that her own fleshand blood did not even come to save her so she committedsuicide Vidal planned to put the judge to a grave death Afterwards he would put him in a cage for all the townA Turkish shopkeeper
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