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The Esther Allusion

By: Sadie Minnigan

Sadie Minnigan

on 13 May 2013

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Transcript of The Esther Allusion

The Story: Specific Clues for Identification: Originally named Hadassah: myrtle in Hebrew: shrub of evergreen leaves, white flowers and berries (aromatic), Venus and love

Considered a prophetess: God uses individuals for His purposes: For His people

Use of the word "Myrtus"

Related to the word "nistar": hidden, & "Megillah": aka Book of Esther and means "to reveal" => The Relevelation of The Hidden

Also coined as a " Jewish Cinderella" Thematic Issues: In the book of Esther

King Xerxes of Persia: Feast

Queen Vashti: might lead to disobeying wives (Haman the Agagite or Evil)

Pretty young virgins for new wife: 12 months training

Esther: Orphan. cousin Mordecai, Jewish, but hid it

Overheard 2 officers: assasination of the King

Told Esther, she told the King, Mordecai given credit, officers were hung

Haman: prince of realm, special honors by King: Decided to kill & eradicate all Jews

Esther needs to tell Xerxes, but against the rules. Does it anyways &requests a banquet

King reads history books: Mordecai saved his life

Spills plans of Haman and relays her own Jewish faith

Haman begs to be saved, but upon Esther's couch; King furious: hanged him; Mordecai as prime minister & gave Jews right to defend against any enemy Morality vs. Corruption

Instint vs. Enviroment

Rich vs. Poor Examples: -The Scarlet Letter

-Raisel's Riddle

-Good for The Jews

-One Night with The King The Allusion of Esther By: Sadie Minnigan Works Cited Kemmerer-Scovner, Jonathan. "Tales and Their Tellers 11: Queen Esther, Jewish Cinderella." Critical Masses. Critical Masses, 15 Aug. 2011. Web. 11 Nov. 2012. <http://criticalmassesmedia.com/2011/08/tales-and-their-tellers-11-queen-esther-jewish-cinderella/>
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Gartner, Matthew. "'The Scarlet Letter' and the Book of Esther: Scriptural Letter and Narrative Life." Studies in American Fiction 23.2 (1995): . Web. 11 Nov. 2012.
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