Esther was chosen out of hundreds of girls to be the Queen of Persia.
Esther was beautiful. She was also Jewish, but kept it secret.
Haman was the king's advisor and hated the Jews! He especially hated Mordecai, Esther's uncle. He wanted him killed and all of the Jews killed too.
Haman convinced King Artaxerxes to sign a bill to allow the Persians to totally annihilate the Jews. The King's laws cannot be undone. It was sealed with his ring. Little did he know that his beloved Esther was a Jew and was under the law.
Haman asked Esther to go speak to the King
Mordecai tell Esther, You are in this position for such a time as this! If you don't help your people someone else will.