A Malaysian Literature originally written in Bahasa Malaysia known as “Jebat, Matinya Seorang Pahlawan” Translated by Rahmah Haji Bujang Portrays conflict between two friends who was once like brothers. A tragic drama It is a short play (20 pages) It has two climax
• The audience is introduce to the setting which is Malacca during its prime time• The character Sultan which is a powerful man who’s wishes became command• Bendahara Seri Maharaja who is a wise and intelligent man• The five young warriors of Malacca ; Hang Jebat, Hang Tuah, Hang Kasturi, Hang Lekir and Hang Lekiu were also introduced.
Hang Jebat is making merry with the king’s concubine The character Dang Wangi is introduced The conflict between Hang Jebat and Sultan of Malacca transpires
Sultan of Malacca leaves the palace People gather outside of the palace and shout out that Jebat is a traitor Hang Kasturi shows up upon the order of the King and was prepared to fight Hang Jebat
Hang Jebat agrees to fight Hang Kasturi and won.
Hang Jebat runs amok among the crowd and then he jumps up and into the castle.
Dang Wangi is talking to the first maid about the massacre outside the palace because of Jebat and his kris. Jebat had take over the palace and speaks of how death cannot take his life as long as the Taming Sari kris is in his hand.
Jebat is resting on the King’s bed when he heard Tuah’s voice who came to challenge him on a duel. He was taken aback by the voice as he thought that Tuah had been executed. When Jebat tries to justify his actions, Tuah refuse to hear Jebat’s reason. Jebat accept the challenge and they fight.
Tuah jumps up into the palace. A fierce duel occurs between the two of them. But after sometime they stopped. Jebat was saying how he never regretted his actions Tuah snatch the Taming Sari kris from Jebat. Enraged, Jebat thrust his kris forward and they continue fighting. The stage is pitch black.
The kris finally pierced Jebat’s chest. Jebat’s view is fading. Hang Tuah tries to avoid the look from Jebat’s eyes. Jebat grab the King’s ceremonial scarf and wrap it around his wounds. He hears cheering for his fall but his vengeance is still on fire.
He shouts to the crowd that it is for justice that he gave his life. He run amok among the crowd. Blood of the people of Malacca flows swiftly in Jebat’s welcoming echoes of death.
Brave- he turned against the Sultan because he believed that his friend, Hang Tuah was unjustly punished by the Sultan. He bravely rebelled the Sultan because he wanted to avenge his friend’s death.- When Hang Kasturi came to his house to kill him, he did not run away or defend himself. Loyal- He is a very loyal friend. He boldly rebel towards the Sultan whom he served because he wanted to avenge Tuah’s death. He didn’t know that Tuah still alive.- He is well aware of the fact that Sultan will do anything to kill him, but he still with his plan. He did this because of his loyalty towards the friendship. Romantic- He had a romantic affairs with Dang Wangi. He said only the nice word to Dang Wangi. He even requested Dang Wangi to sing for him.- He honestly told Dang Wangi that he is a rebel accursed. This means that he sincerely loves Dang Wangi.
Unfaithful (in friendship)-even though Hang Jebat risked his own life and rebelled against the Sultan just to avenged him, he still obeyed the Sultan order to kill Hang Jebat. Very loyal (to the Sultan)-he put aside his friendship with Jebat because of the Sultan’s order. He still wanted to kill Jebat because of his loyalty toward the Sultan. Ungrateful- Jebat’s sacrifices to avenge his death meant nothing to him. He did not appreciate the value of their friendship.
Brave- Although all the warriors sent by the Sultan to challenge Jebat were all dead, Hang Kasturi still in his way to fight with Hang Jebat. Strong- Hang Kasturi is a strong warrior. Even Hang Jebat had quite a difficult time fighting with him. Unfaithful-same reason with Hang Tuah. Hang Kasturi sell out their friendship just because he want to obey the Sultan’s order.
Soft spoken- She spoke softly and politely with Hang Jebat. Obedient-she obeyed and followed everything Jebat had asked her. She sang whole-heartedly for Jebat until Jebat fall asleep. She even danced with Jebat because that is what Jebat had asked for. Romantic-she has a romantic affairs with Hang Jebat. Even though Jebat has told him that he is a rebel accursed, Dang Wangi still wants to be by his side.
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