Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 7, No. 0519. Monday, 15 July 1996.
From: Susan Mather <
Date: Sunday, 14 Jul 1996 00:38:27 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: 7.0514 Re: Emilia and Esther
Comment: Re: SHK 7.0514 Re: Emilia and Esther
In response, S. Kasten,
I can only say that in my Bible it says in Esther 4: 16: I will go to the King
even though it is against the law. And if I perish, I perish." It is a bold
act to go before the king unsummoned. I think it refers back to Vashti in
chapter 1...the whole need for Esther. I never read that she was going to have
sexual relations with the king, but rather, more boldly, she was going before
him without being summoned which could mean death. Because she is well
favoured though, her plea is listened to and she persevered which is why she is
well-noted among Christian women. But...I do only rely on the Word.
Thanks for getting me back into this Book by the way...