Humpty Dumpty had a great fall!

“Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.”

The first image that comes to our mind when we hear this line is the famous rhyme, wherein the Humpty Dumpty falls off from the wall.

“Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall;
All the king’s horses and all the king’s men
Couldn’t put Humpty together again.

There are several connotations for Humpty Dumpty. With regards to the poem, it refers to a sad and clumsy egg that tripped and fell down from the wall. It broke its shell and sadly, no one could fix Humpty Dumpty back.

But it would be surprising to note that the rhymes we hummed during our childhood have a dark past rather. No poem was simply structured for children to hum and laugh. Instead, these poems are derived from true historical incidents and shaped in a cached manner.

Humpty Dumpty and his dark past:

Several egg-citing theories suggest that Humpty Dumpty was not an egg, but a deadly cannon! This theory is related to the English Civil War of 1642.

Various historians believe that a cannon was named Humpty Dumpty and when it hit, the consequences was quite deadly. Hence the line “had a great fall”.

The next two lines about the king’s men and horses refer to Charles I. Neither he, his army, and horses were able to withstand the cannon’s force. The lines also mean that the king’s men weren’t able to retrieve Charles’s position back, i.e. “couldn’t put together again”.

So how and when did Humpty Dumpty became an egg?

All thanks to Lewis Carroll! He, in his novel ‘Through the Looking Glass’ shared the idea of the charcter as an egg, but with a sort of human qualities. It is believed that Carroll came up with the idea of portraying it as an egg.

Did you know that Humpty Dumpty is a DC Comics character?

Our bizarre character was a part of 2003 series named Arkham Asylum: Living Hell. He was a villain. His original name was Humphrey Dumpler, nicknamed as Humpty Dumpty. His crimes were related to fixing broken things even if he had to break them apart piece by piece.

As silly as it may sound, his crimes exceed the limit when he tries to fix his granny! He thinks to dismember her if need be, so as to get her fixed. This makes him nothing less of Frankenstein.


But is that all to it?

No, if we take it in another sense.


Not tripping down. But the season.

The second half of the year has already started. My favorite time is the latter half of the year. Autumn, the advent of winter, and late-end of the year are my favorite.

Mostly this time of the year proves promising to me. If at all nothing too good happens, it’s a time I take to be slow and steady.

Though the season will start from late Spetember, currently I am preparing my calendar for fall.

Every day to-do lists have helped me achieve short-term goals well.

But need to focus on the long-term ones from now. They will include tasks as simple as to gear up on my reading goals of the year to complex ones as entering into a new phase of my freelancing career.

Am into that! Hope it works out well!

What is your favorite time of the year? Do you have any long-term plans and goals set?

Have a great fall, Humpty Dumpties!

Oh, I meant the season, of course.

have a great fall

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