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Self Fulfilling Prophecy In the story The Judges Wife by Isabel Allende Nicholas Vidal the son of Juana the Forlorn came in to the world regardless of the countless tries of violent abortions Vidal was born with four nipples therefore the mid-wife predicted that Vidal would lose his head over a woman This same prediction was later confirmed by a Turkish fortune teller at the corner shop Vidal lived his whole life cold and ironed-hearted too all women This included his mother Vidal avoided contact with women so that the prophecy would not come true In the end faith caught up with him in any ways Near beginning of the story Vidal did not feel that Casilda was attractive He describe her as This ethereal slip of a girl in her wedding gown eyes filled with wonder and fingers obviously unskilled in the art of rousing a man to pleasure seem to him almost ugly Vidal preferred his women with dark hair He never would have known that Casilda would cause him to lose his life His mother was treated the same as any other women When the judge decided that he needed to capture Vidal the judge used Vidals mother as bait Locked in a cage in the center of town without food and only a pitcher of water Vidals mother begged and suffered tremendously Three days without water Vidals mother could not begged any more She laid helplessly in the cage This sight for any son would be unbearable Vidal did not come Perhaps Vidal did not have any contact with his mother over the years He may have hated his mother for trying to kill him at birth He knew if he tried to save his mother it would be his death Maybe that was why Vidal did not save his mother Vidal wanted to kill the judge for revenge after his mothers suicide His mother was ashamed that her own flesh
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