History Literature / TheEmperorsNewClothes

14th Oct '17 1:09:18 PM StFan
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!!Contains examples of:
* AnAesop: Andersen was well known for these. This was a lesson not only about honesty, being that the truth will come out sooner or later, but also about what is called 'pluralistic ignorance' - in which people go along with something just because they ''assume'' other people agree.

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!!Contains !!"The Emperor's New Clothes" provides examples of:
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* AnAesop: Andersen was well known for these. This was a lesson not only about honesty, being that the truth will come out sooner or later, but also about what is called 'pluralistic ignorance' - "pluralistic ignorance" -- in which people go along with something just because they ''assume'' other people agree.



* BlatantLies: Only stupid or incompetent people can't see the clothing.
** Turns out, they're the only ones who ''can''.

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* BlatantLies: Only stupid or incompetent people can't see the clothing.
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clothing. Turns out, they're the only ones who ''can''.



* SecretTestOfCharacter: The Emperor wants to use the clothing to weed out incompetent and stupid people. Little does he guess the very same test is being applied to him....
* TheShowMustGoOn: As one translation says, "The Emperor writhed, for he knew it was true, but he thought 'The procession must continue now.'" In all translations, the procession continues.



* SecretTestOfCharacter: The Emperor wants to use the clothing to weed out incompetent and stupid people. Little does he guess the very same test is being applied to him...
* TheShowMustGoOn: As one translation says, "The Emperor writhed, for he knew it was true, but he thought 'The procession must continue now.'" In all translations, the procession continues.
16th Sep '17 4:23:40 PM DoctorCooper
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* KidHasAPoint: The kid at the ending is the one who dares pointing that the emperor is actually naked.
15th Sep '17 1:53:19 PM GothicProphet
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* VisibleToBelievers: DoubleSubverted. There really were no clothes but those who believed the swindlers' lies pretended to see them.

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* VisibleToBelievers: DoubleSubverted. There really were no clothes but those who believed the swindlers' lies pretended to see them.them.
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29th May '17 11:49:32 AM Shadoboy
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* ChildrenAreInnocent: Which is why people realize the child is right.
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.
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