History Literature / TheEmperorsNewClothes

26th Mar '17 10:34:48 AM NOYB
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* StealthInsult: Only the foolish can't see the clothes. Now, think of who the weavers are plying their trade to.

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* StealthInsult: Only the foolish can't see the clothes. Now, think of who whom the weavers are plying their trade to.
26th Mar '17 10:19:51 AM NOYB
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A short story by Creator/HansChristianAndersen about a vain, selfish Emperor who gets swindled by two weavers. The weavers tell him they can make the finest, most beautiful clothing, that is also engendered with magical properties meaning that the foolish or incompetent among his people would be unable to see it. The Emperor thinks that this will help him find out who in his court is unworthy of their position, and asks for them to make clothing for him.

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A short story by Creator/HansChristianAndersen about a vain, selfish Emperor who gets swindled by two weavers. The weavers tell him they can make the finest, most beautiful clothing, that which is also engendered with magical properties meaning that the foolish or incompetent among his people would be unable to see it. The Emperor thinks that this will help him find out who in his court is unworthy of their position, and asks for them to make clothing for him.
14th Mar '17 1:17:26 PM Vorhelleberg
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* FollowTheLeader: ''Literature/TillEulenspiegel'' once conned a German noble in the same way. Andersen uses a similar premise, but Till managed to convince the nobleman that he actually painted a blank wall ("only the ones of true nobility can see it, your highness").
** There is also the Norwegian tale (''Literature/GullibleMenAndMeanWives'') of the wife who tricked her husband to walk naked in his neighbor´s funeral, telling him that he had new clothes on. The point here was that the wives set up a bet on which of them had the most gullible husband. The premise is similar in this case.
7th Mar '17 12:07:18 PM marcoasalazarm
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* FromTheMouthsOfBabes: The child insisting that the Emperor has no clothes is the moment when the ruse ends--not being incompetent, nor knowledgeable enough to be truly considered 'stupid' by the crowd, they take his innocent BluntHonesty as proof.

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* FromTheMouthsOfBabes: The child insisting that the Emperor has no clothes is the moment when the ruse ends--not being incompetent, nor knowledgeable enough to be truly considered 'stupid' by the crowd, they take his innocent BluntHonesty BrutalHonesty as proof.
7th Mar '17 12:01:17 PM marcoasalazarm
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* FromTheMouthsOfBabes: The child insisting that the Emperor has no clothes is the moment when the ruse ends--not being incompetent, nor knowledgeable enough to be truly considered 'stupid' by the crowd, they take his word as proof.

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* FromTheMouthsOfBabes: The child insisting that the Emperor has no clothes is the moment when the ruse ends--not being incompetent, nor knowledgeable enough to be truly considered 'stupid' by the crowd, they take his word innocent BluntHonesty as proof.
7th Mar '17 12:00:03 PM marcoasalazarm
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* FromTheMouthsOfBabes: The child insisting that the Emperor has no clothes is the moment when the ruse ends--not being incompetent, nor knowledgeable enough to be truly considered 'stupid' by the crowd, they take his word as proof.
3rd Jan '17 5:44:50 PM valar55
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A short story by Creator/HansChristianAndersen about a vain, selfish Emperor who gets swindled by two weavers. The weavers tell him they can make the finest, most beautiful clothing, that is also engendered with magical properties meaning that the foolish or incompetant among his people would be unable to see it. The Emperor thinks that this will help him find out who in his court is unworthy of their position, and asks for them to make clothing for him.

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A short story by Creator/HansChristianAndersen about a vain, selfish Emperor who gets swindled by two weavers. The weavers tell him they can make the finest, most beautiful clothing, that is also engendered with magical properties meaning that the foolish or incompetant incompetent among his people would be unable to see it. The Emperor thinks that this will help him find out who in his court is unworthy of their position, and asks for them to make clothing for him.
19th Oct '16 4:49:17 AM Eilevgmyhren
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** There is also the Norwegian tale (''Literature/GullibleMenAndMeanWives'') of the wife who tricked her husband to walk naked in his neighbor´s funeral, telling him that he had new clothes on. The point here was that the wives set up a bet on which of them had the most gullible husband. The premise is similar in this case.
13th Jul '16 8:50:29 PM JoeG
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* VaporWear: The Emperor has been led to believe his clothes are just this, and that only "worthy" folk can see actual clothes.

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* VaporWear: The Emperor has been led to believe his clothes are just this, and that only "worthy" folk can see actual clothes.clothes.
* VisibleToBelievers: DoubleSubverted. There really were no clothes but those who believed the swindlers' lies pretended to see them.
11th Dec '15 3:57:35 PM DoctorCooper
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* KarmaHoudini: In almost all versions the swindlers get clear away with the money and the fine cloths from the Emperor and are never seen again. Some versions even depict them as being the heroes of the story for exposing an arrogant Emperor's blind vanity and forcing him to get a clue.

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* KarmaHoudini: In almost all versions the swindlers get clear away with the money and the fine cloths from the Emperor and are never seen again. Some versions even depict them as being the heroes of the story for exposing an arrogant Emperor's blind vanity and forcing him to get a clue. Subverted in the chapter of ''Anime Sekai No Dowa'', in which a rabbit appears and makes them fall from the horse they were riding, and they almost fall to a cliff. They survive, but they lost all the gold and silk.
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