Humpty Dumpty was an egg.
Actually the ryhme never said that.
Lewis Carroll did.
Humpty Dumpty sate [sic] on a wall,
Humpti Dumpti [sic] had a great fall;
Threescore men and threescore more,
Cannot place Humpty dumpty as he was before.
This is an 1810 version of the ryhme.
Humpty Dumpty lay in a beck.
With all his sinews around his neck;
Forty Doctors and forty wrights
Couldn’t put Humpty Dumpty to rights
This is an 1842 version.
In neither one of these is there any reference to an egg.
Humpty Dumpty is a porcelain doll
Wearing a prayer shawl
The only reason anyone still remembers the rhyme is because of the character in Through the Looking-Glass, in which he is an egg.
Big boy – go look it up in Alice in Wonderland. I’m pretty sure it says he’s an egg.
In 1902 he was already portrayed as an egg.
I knew about Humpty from nursery rhymes. Not any films. He was right there in my book.
Lewis Carroll did not invent the ryhme. Therefore, at most his refering to Humpty as an egg is an assumption.
If we apply our Torah wisdom here, wouldn’t we at least agree that Humpty started out as a chicken?
Is there some reason you had to make a 2 threads on this
subject, and had to give this one a non-indicative title?
LB- chickens don’t become eggs.
A rabbi told me that in Torah, chickens came first.
And… you’re absolutely right!!!
Humpty had an Ema and Aba then.
What happened to them? Were they alive when he fell?
Were they waiting by the king’s horses and king’s men, davening for Humpty to be put back together again?
It’s kind of a sad story.
What came first, the chicken or the red junglefowl?
The purple monkey wrench
It doesn’t matter that Lewis Carrol did not invent the rhyme: nobody claimed he did, and he did give people a reason to remember it while making Humpty Dumpty an egg.
“Humpty Dumpty sate [sic] on a wall,
Humpti Dumpti [sic] had a great fall;”
Funny how they forgot how to spell from one line to the next.
Or maybe there’s a deeper meaning behind the spelling.