Since the baby is the victim he can’t save himself from the situation or make it better. Carver uses the parents love for the child as a bad thing,that harms the baby. The setting Carver uses makes it seem very depressing as though the reader knows something bad is about to happen. The dads love makes it out to seem as though he might harm him because of it.
In most homes parents argue and fight for their children, especially in divorce case