Rabbi Yehuda Mali, who teaches Tanach at the Yeshiva, at a seminar on Wednesday.
Explains how the sages and commentators of the Megillah emphasized that the story of the Megillah is a story in which evil becomes the lever for the appearance of good and salvation.
The Rabbi emphasized that the Midrash and the Megilla have a kind of humor and irony, toward its heroes.
Finally, Rabbi Mali asked whether the Megillah ended with a happy ending?
Ostensibly yes! Because there was salvation from destruction.
But the end of Megilat Esther was sad because she remained in the palace with Achashverosh. Where she did not want to be.
And this is the embodiment of Esther's self-sacrifice that she entered willingly.
To save the people of Israel.