Hello Curious Friend. Welcome to my book about Hate. The number tells you where you are in the sequence. I look forward to your comments.
Order From Chaos (Continued)
Ms. Parvi Patel is a young woman who decided her newborn would be better off in a dumpster rather than living with her and her parents. It seems obvious that the source of hate in this case is Parvi, but who exactly is the target?
Our blessed child who knew of life for only a few breaths was spared every knowledge of harm and was soon beyond the reach of any pain nature could bestow.
No, the baby was not Parvi’s target.
Was it Parvi herself? Or perhaps her possibly overbearing parents? Maybe it was her way of hurting them, removing the possibility of their enjoying a grandchild. Or perhaps the act was to shame herself in their eyes.
Finally, could it be that Parvi may have been trying to harm the father of her child, who had abandoned her? In our era it usually considered a woman’s burden, a woman’s fault, for allowing a man to impregnate her.
Once pregnancy is acknowledged, an expectant mother whose mate has left her is generally left without any male accomplice.
This doesn’t mean she doesn’t think about the father of her child. Indeed, it’s likely she thinks about him and the outcome of his deed almost continuously, as Parvi surely did.
Finally, who are the observers in this tragedy? The legal system and its investigators, no doubt. But their interests are in legal facts, not the underlying story.
Perhaps the medical professionals trying to help Parvi are the observers. It could be that it was the journalists who covered the story.
Finally, perhaps even her parents can be considered observers. Maybe they were looking to understand their daughter, to possibly reassert their love for her, to help her prepare for a normal life.
For each of these observers there is a slightly different play to write, for every one of them observes. And what happened from any one of their perspectives will be slightly different than the other observers.
Finally, and not so innocently, consider this last complication. Yes, Parvi is the most obvious candidate for the part of source. However, consider this; Parvi’s parents came from an old culture that places a very high value on birthright and social position, one that doesn’t look kindly toward bearing children out of wedlock.
Is it conceivable that Parvi’s parents put so much pressure on her that she felt the need to do something extreme in order to appease them? If this were the case, is it then not possible to extend the role of source to her parents, or even the culture they came from?
To be continued …