History Literature / BookOfEsther

6th Feb '16 2:14:19 PM MsChibi
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* NatureAdoresAVirgin: The girls selected for the harem are mentioned as being virgins (though some translate it simply as "teenage girls," whether they were ''actually'' virgins or not.) Esther, in particular, is lauded for her chastity, which is described as being part of her beauty or appeal.
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* NatureAdoresAVirgin: The girls selected for the harem are mentioned as being virgins (though some translate it simply as "teenage girls," whether they were ''actually'' virgins or not.) Esther, in particular, is lauded for her chastity, which is described as being part of her beauty or appeal. [[note]] Why that [[NotLikeOtherGirls sets her apart]] if all the other girls are (or are at least expected and assumed to be) virgins is a matter of FridgeLogic, or is perhaps something that got LostInTranslation. [[/note]]
5th Feb '16 2:40:24 PM MsChibi
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* NatureAdoresAVirgin: The girls selected for the harem are mentioned as being virgins (though some translate it simply as "teenage girls," whether they were ''actually'' virgins or not.) Esther, in particular, is lauded for her chastity, which is described as being part of her beauty or appeal.
26th Jan '16 2:39:22 PM Jeduthun
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* HumiliationConga: Boy, does Haman ever get his comeuppance. First he has to publicly honor his hated rival Mordecai, with a plan that Haman came up with thinking he was going to be the honoree. Then his fancy dinner with the king and queen turns out to be a set-up to expose him as the villain. When he tries to plead with the queen for his life, the king [[NotWhatItLooksLike thinks he's trying to assault her]] and sentences him to death right then and there. He winds up literally HoistByHisOwnPetard on the gallows he built himself for Mordecai. You almost feel sorry for the guy. Almost.
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* HumiliationConga: Boy, does Haman ever get his comeuppance. First he has to publicly honor his hated rival Mordecai, with a plan an elaborate parade that Haman came up with thinking he was going to be the honoree. Then his fancy dinner with the king and queen turns out to be a set-up to expose him as the villain. When he tries to plead with the queen for his life, the king [[NotWhatItLooksLike thinks he's trying to assault her]] and sentences him to death right then and there. He winds up literally HoistByHisOwnPetard on the gallows he built himself for Mordecai. You almost feel sorry for the guy. Almost.
6th Jan '16 3:55:16 AM LordGro
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Example Indentation, Conversation In The Main Page. Don't bother boring the reader with mere speculations.
** The essential oils the girls are treated with are often thought to be spa treatments and perfumes, to make them even more beautiful to prepare for their audience with the king. While those oils ''were'' (and still are) used for those purposes, they may have had [[http://www.salon.com/2014/01/05/biblical_birth_control_the_surprisingly_contraception_friendly_old_testament/ an entirely different use]], as contraceptives.
5th Jan '16 6:09:23 PM MsChibi
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** The essential oils the girls are treated with are often thought to be spa treatments and perfumes, to make them even more beautiful to prepare for their audience with the king. While those oils ''were'' (and still are) used for those purposes, they may have had [[http://www.salon.com/2014/01/05/biblical_birth_control_the_surprisingly_contraception_friendly_old_testament/ an entirely different use]], as contraceptives.
31st Oct '15 10:05:09 PM Chariset
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* {{Guile Hero}}ine: Esther's smarts are what save the day. * HappilyEverBefore: For one person; Xerxes's assassination is foiled in this book, but later he was eventually murdered by a court guard.
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* {{Guile Hero}}ine: Esther's smarts are what save the day. Esther is able to keep her head in stressful circumstances, and her courage saves her people. * HappilyEverBefore: For one person; Xerxes's assassination is foiled in this book, but later he was eventually murdered by a court guard. There is also no mention of Esther outside of this book.
23rd Oct '15 3:52:49 PM Morgenthaler
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Misuse. It's Genre Savvy, not just "savvy".
* GenreSavvy: After Haman is tricked into rewarding his rival and declaring his worthiness across the city, Haman's wife predicts that it's the beginning of a big HumiliationConga for him.
12th Sep '15 11:16:15 PM MsChibi
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* {{Bowdlerise}}: Many people hear the search for a queen portrayed as a beauty contest. While physical beauty ''was'' part of it, it was really more about who could "please the king" the most...''[[SexTropes in bed]].'' [[FridgeHorror Also]], these girls had [[SexualHarassmentAndRapeTropes little to no say]] in whether or not they actually joined the RoyalHarem.
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* {{Bowdlerise}}: Many people hear the search for a queen portrayed as a beauty contest. While physical beauty ''was'' part of it, it was really more about who could "please the king" the most...''[[SexTropes in bed]].'' In other words, it was more of a CastingCouch than a BeautyContest. [[FridgeHorror Also]], these girls had [[SexualHarassmentAndRapeTropes little to no say]] in whether or not they actually joined the RoyalHarem.
12th Sep '15 3:49:35 PM MsChibi
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* {{Bowdlerise}}: Many people hear the search for a queen portrayed as a beauty contest. While physical beauty ''was'' part of it, it was really more about who could "please the king" the most...''[[SexTropes in bed]].'' [[FridgeHorror Also]], these girls had little to no say in whether or not they actually joined the RoyalHarem.
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* {{Bowdlerise}}: Many people hear the search for a queen portrayed as a beauty contest. While physical beauty ''was'' part of it, it was really more about who could "please the king" the most...''[[SexTropes in bed]].'' [[FridgeHorror Also]], these girls had [[SexualHarassmentAndRapeTropes little to no say say]] in whether or not they actually joined the RoyalHarem.
12th Sep '15 3:48:35 PM MsChibi
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* BatheHerAndBringHerToMe: A longer version with all the girls (including Esther) selected for the contest.

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* {{Bowdlerise}}: Many people hear the search for a queen portrayed as a beauty contest. While physical beauty ''was'' part of it, it was really more about who could "please the king" the most...''[[SexTropes in bed]].'' [[FridgeHorror Also]], these girls had little to no say in whether or not they actually joined the RoyalHarem.
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