Writer - Norman Waksler
1. What kind of egg was Humpty Dumpty? Was he a good egg? Was he a bad egg? An egghead? A rotten egg? There’s a disturbing lack of information about him that asks to be filled in.
2. When Dumpty fell into multiple pieces, what happened to his contents? Granted the impossibility of reassembling the scattered pieces of shell, but what was done with the yoke and the white? What did they reveal about Dumpty’s inner self and why was this information suppressed?
3.Why was Dumpty sitting on the Wall? Clearly this was dangerous behavior for an egg. Was Dumpty a risk taker? Just careless? Or was he expecting to meet someone at the Wall?
4. Did Dumpty fall, or was he pushed? The fact is that when someone is pushed, they then fall. Nothing in the source material specifies that Dumpty’s disaster was the result of his own action, therefore the question remains open. He could well have been lured to the wall, then pushed, resulting in the famous fall.
5. This thesis is supported by the involvement of all the King’s horses and all the King’s men. What was the connection between Dumpty and the King that led the latter to allocate those resources to the reconstruction effort? Was Dumpty a minister in the King’s government? Secret service with secret knowledge? A leader of an honorable opposition?
6. Was the assassination of Dumpty a Royal plot? Were the King’s horses and men sent to cover up the King’s involvement? And, referring back to #2 were they, under the guise of trying to put Dumpty back together again, actually there to collect Dumpty’s parts, both outer and inner, and thus remove all evidence of what Dumpty knew and had been about to reveal?
7. Are those horses I hear neighing outside my window?