20 pages (5000 words)
, Research Proposal
Enemies, secretly or not so secretly, wish each other to be afflicted with lots of suffering. In medieval times, wherein witchcraft was practiced, one inflicts the hated one with needle pricks to cause him corporal suffering. There is 'unexplainable' suffering when one comes to this world with some faculties that are deformed or sorely lacking, as when one is born blind, crippled or maimed with a harelip or when one is severely deformed as in the case of the thalidomide babies.