Re: The House of the Spirits; The Conspiracy
While the communists paint murals of bloody flowers, and Esteban Trueba is humiliated by his peons, who let his farm go to ruin and then hold him captive when he arrives with a machine gun to complain, the opposition paint this cryptic word on the wall.
What it means is that the fascists wish to kill large numbers of communists as General Suharto did in Indonesia in 1965
, eight years previously. The polarization of the society has established deep hatred, such that the plotters of the military coup look forward to liquidating the leadership of the left.
The last surviving Moira sister, one of the three fates
who had been close to Clara, comes to prophesie doom to Esteban, who will be on the winning side but will be cursed, and to warn Alba to leave. The Trueba family has shown far too much ambiguity for Esteban's leadership of the fascist movement to save him or his loved ones.