Esther 7:2, Question 2. Why does Achashverosh call Esther a queen?

  • Rav Galico, Yosef Lekach, and Malbim write that Achashverosh called Esther a queen to imply that, as a queen, she deserves anything she requests.
  • Furthermore, According to the Malbim, he did this to demonstrate his love for Esther. After all, evil people can love, as well.

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