In the reign of Phra Mongkut Klao Chaoyuhua — King Rama VI who is known as King Vajiravudh, Thai were confronted with many profound difficulties, especially colonization from western countries. “Hua Jai Nak Rob” was written in 1913 by His Majesty King Rama VI. The purpose of this play was to suggest and arouse Thai people to protect their own country. Therefore, the Thai boy scouts, a group of people who sacrificed themselves to defend country by supporting soldiers in war, were exemplified. In addition to stimulating people, the understanding of boy scouts’ importance has been clarified as well. The role of this play is not merely for entertain, but also demonstrates the power of nationalism clearly. Although “Hua Jai Nak Rob” was written in a hundred year ago, but its idea of patriotism is never obsolete. For this reason, this play has always been chosen to perform in many events until now.
Pawaris Mina, Silpakorn University, Thailand
Stream: Literature - Asian Literature
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