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: Let my life be given me, at my petition and my people at my request King Xerxes
: You demand me your life, and that of your people? My dear girl,I know not of your people, you have yet to tell me who they are. Queen Esther
: Have we been nearly sold as slaves? I would have held my tounge, This... This Haman wanted our blood, my blood, the blood of Jacob, your Jacob. Your Jacob was given a new name, Israel. As do was I. King Xerxes
: You... Esther, a Jew? Queen Esther
: Not Esther, my lord, Hadassah Batabihan ,Daughter of the tribe of Benjamen, Child of the most high God. Haman, the Amelekite
: Never have I heard I heard a more pathetic story in my entire life.
Haman, the Amelekite
: Pieces are falling into place, ones we have spoken of. One by one. Haman's Wife
] Soothsaying does not become you, Haman. Haman, the Amelekite
: Oh my darling, I speak of the truth, not of stars. My burden I would not wish on any man! But the blood of my forefather will be avenged! The god will smile down on our sons for our obedience. Haman's Wife
: Are you mad? 'This' is you plan?
: [after being told of the King's intentions
] And who is this honored man? Haman, the Amelekite
: A scribe. A Jewish scribe, who claims to have saved the King's life. Queen Esther
: I should think you would be honored by such a privilege given by the King. Haman, the Amelekite
] Honored? Prestige of Persian is at stake. What will it be said of your husband, the king that he commanded his highest prince to lead a Jew through the streets? A Jew, my lady! Queen Esther
: And how is a Jew any different than you or I? Haman, the Amelekite
: They are our enemy! They must be destroyed. Queen Esther
: They may your enemy, but not mine. Haman, the Amelekite
: The way you defend them, one might almost think... Queen Esther
] One might think what, my prince? Haman, the Amelekite
: One might think that is all, my lady. One might think.
: Now I will stem the ambitions of that young Macedonian upstart. Whar's his name? Haman
: Alexander. King Ahasuerus
: That's it.