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Old 08-18-2013, 01:30 PM
 
Location: El Paso, TX
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Mordechai appears to be a religious person who does not want to follow the usual pattern of behavior of the Persian citizens. For example, he does not bow down to Haram.
I explained why.

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However, he does have enough sense to keep his ear to the ground, and he uncovers a plot to kill the Jews. Instead of doing something hmself, he asks Esther to convince the king to call off the plot.
Using connections is how politics works.

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I see Esther as the role model of this story, not Mordechai.
They were a team. Without Mordechai, Esther wouldn't have done anything.

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It reminds me of the way Benjamin Franklin dealt with the French king during our Revolutionary War. He hung around the French court for several years and did not accomplish anything, but he got the French to like him. Then, in the summer of 1781 when we had the British cornered at Yorktown, he convinced King Louis to use his fleet to prevent the British navy from rescuing their troops, and that pretty much ended the war.
Yes, Mordechai did this and it payed off for him too. The king remembered what Mordechai did for him, and this played a role in the story.

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I wonder if he ever thought about Esther?
What? Mordechai raised Esther and advised her throughout the story.
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Old 08-19-2013, 07:54 AM
 
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Fschmidt, I think you mey have misunderstood my post.

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It reminds me of the way Benjamin Franklin dealt with the French king during our Revolutionary War. He hung around the French court for several years and did not accomplish anything, but he got the French to like him. Then, in the summer of 1781 when we had the British cornered at Yorktown, he convinced King Louis to use his fleet to prevent the British navy from rescuing their troops, and that pretty much ended the war.
I'm comparing the actions of Franklin to those os Esther.


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I wonder if he ever thought about Esther?
"he" refers to Franklin.
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Old 08-19-2013, 09:02 PM
 
Location: El Paso, TX
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I'm comparing the actions of Franklin to those os Esther.
Okay, but I am saying that Mordechai was actually more like Franklin than Esther was.
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