Lai Ai is just an eunuch, why is Zhao Ji so obsessed?Sima Qian revealed the real reason

Ancient China has a long history and a long history of cultural origin, which produced many eye-catching stories, among which the love story between Zhao Ji and Lao Ai is particularly eye-catching. As Zhao Ji’s lover and the “father” of Zhao Ji’s two children, Lai Ai occupies a special place in Zhao Ji’s heart. So,Lai Ai is just an eunuch, why is Qin Shihuang’s mother, Zhao Ji, so obsessed with him?In this regard, Sima Qian revealed the real reason in “Historical Records”.

The origin of the story begins with Qin Shihuang’s father, Ying Yiren, who went to Zhao Guo as a hostage.

Ying Yiren is An Guojun’s least beloved son. After being sent to Zhao Guo as a proton, life becomes difficult and difficult. However, the turning point of fate appeared at the moment when Ying Yiren met Zhao Ji, the princess of Zhao Kingdom.

At that time, Ying Yiren was drinking at Prime Minister Lu Buwei’s house. He was deeply attracted by Zhao Ji’s beauty and dancing posture.Seeing this, Lu Buwei decided to introduce Zhao Ji to Ying Yiren and make him Zhao Ji’s wife.

Lai Ai’s identity has changed since then. He was originally a street gangster, but under Lu Buwei’s arrangement, Lao Ai was accepted as a guest and sent to the palace to serve Zhao Ji.

In order to let Lao Ai enter the palace smoothly, Lu Buwei devised a plan,Let Lao Ai commit the crime of adultery among the people, suffer corruption, and become a “false eunuch”.

Lai Ai accepted the punishment of purging herself, and changed her behavior, trying her best to please Zhao Ji.His burly figure and straight posture, as well as the “special function” exaggerated by Lu Buwei, made Zhao Ji have a strong interest and love for him.

Zhao Ji took a huge risk in order to stay with Lao Ai. Regardless of the rules of the harem, she broke the shackles for Lao Ai and gave birth to an heir for him. Zhao Ji’s single-mindedness made Lao Ai feel deeply loved and happy.Lai Ai became Zhao Ji’s true lover, and their love was facilitated by Lu Buwei and others, but it also caused a huge disaster.

The reason why Zhao Ji was so obsessed with the charm of Lai Ai was explained by Sima Qian in “Historical Records”.Lao Ai is not just a burly appearance and supernatural powers, but more importantly, his careful care and dedication to Zhao Ji.

In the days when Zhao Ji was bound by the court, Lai Ai gave her selfless love and care, which made Zhao Ji feel unprecedented happiness and warmth. Lai Ai not only caters to Zhao Ji’s preferences and fulfills her wishes,She took care of Zhao Ji more carefully when she was pregnant to protect her safety and health. This kind of deep affection made Zhao Ji find a sense of belonging of family and love in Lai Ai.

In addition to personal emotional communication, Lai Ai also has some unique abilities and charms that make Zhao Ji fall in love with her.

Sima Qian described in “Historical Records” a scene where Lai Ai performed supernatural powers:

“Make the 毐 walk with its Yinguan Tonglun”

After the performance, the male guests present were amazed, and the female guests also blushed.These performances undoubtedly increased the mystery and attraction of Lai Ai in Zhao Ji’s heart, making him an indispensable existence in her heart.

However, Lao Ai’s ambition and thirst for power eventually led to his downfall. He is not satisfied with his status beside Zhao Ji, he pursues higher power and status, and even wants to usurp the throne.This kind of ambition and courage undoubtedly put Zhao Ji in a dilemma.

Zhao Ji loves Lai Ai deeply and hopes to stay with him forever, but she also knows that Lai Ai’s actions violated Qin’s political rules and Qin Shihuang’s ruling authority.Lai Ai’s attempt to usurp the throne is a betrayal of Qin Shihuang and a turmoil for the entire Qin State.and Zhao Ji, as Qin Shihuang’s mother, had difficulty making a choice between the two.

Lai Ai’s ambition was finally exposed. After being drunk, he had a dispute with a noble minister and claimed to be Qin Shihuang’s “father”, which aroused great anger from the noble minister.The noble ministers immediately informed Qin Shihuang of the matter, and Qin Shihuang was furious at Lai Ai’s betrayal and arrogance.

Qin Shihuang did not take it lightly,He dispatched Lord Changping and Lord Changwen to gather troops outside Xianyang City in advance to deal with Lai Ai’s coup.When Lao Ai launched a coup in an attempt to seize power, Qin Shihuang’s soldiers were ready and launched a fierce attack. Lai Ai’s army retreated steadily under the encirclement and suppression of the Qin army, and Lai Ai herself felt desperate.

In the end, Lao Ai was captured and his coup failed. Qin Shihuang took this opportunity to conduct a major purge, removing officials related to Lai Ai, and tightened control over Lu Buwei and others.Lai Ai was sentenced to be torn apart, and his three clans were also punished by extermination.

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