Q: Queen Amidala / 高貴王后
Q: Queen Amidala
In Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace, Queen Amidala is the ruler of the Planet of Nabooo. She became queen at the tender age of fourteen: young, clever, petite and royal. She was not like some young queens such as Mary, Queen of France in the 18th century who was naive and clueless. Queen Amidala was just and full of confidence. She had all the good qualities of a selfless queen who was determined to do the best for her people.
In the Bible, there was a selfless queen who was willing to make sacrifices for her people. Esther, a young, pretty Jewish girl, who was favoured by King Xerxes and chosen to be his queen. When the Jewish people were facing the danger of being destroyed by Haman, Esther did not hesitate to speak up to the King and asked for his pardon on her people. Because of her quick wit and determination, she was able to save the Jews and have their enemy, Haman impaled on a pole.
In Hebrew, Esther”s original name “Hadassah” translates to a fruit which is common and insignificant. When she entered the palace, she was given a Persian name “Ester” which translated to “Aster” or “Esther” in the Greek language – meaning “Star”. Because of Esther”s faith and love for her people, she transformed herself from a small, insignificant fruit to a bright and shiny star.