History Literature / TheEmperorsNewClothes

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.
13th Nov '15 1:44:47 PM RaustBD
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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.

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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.
21st Oct '15 4:44:18 PM Tightwire
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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' - in which people go along with something just because they ''assume'' other people agree.
21st Oct '15 4:27:58 PM Tightwire
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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.



* TooDumbToFool: The child who exposes the scam, because he knows what he sees (i.e. the Emperor is naked) and either doesn't know or doesn't pay attention to the "special material" story.

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* TooDumbToFool: The child who exposes the scam, because he knows what he sees (i.e. the Emperor is naked) scam. He is, after all, only a child and either doesn't know or doesn't pay attention to the "special material" story.how can a child be unfit for their occupation?
21st Oct '15 4:23:36 PM Tightwire
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A short story by Creator/HansChristianAndersen about an Emperor who gets swindled by two weavers. The weavers tell him they can make clothing fit for him with special material that would be invisible only to foolish and incompetent people. 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. When he himself cannot see the clothes, he does not say anything so that he won't be dubbed unworthy of his position. The charade continues until the emperor parades around in his new clothes, and a child points out that [[NakedPeopleAreFunny the emperor is naked]].

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A short story by Creator/HansChristianAndersen about an a vain, selfish Emperor who gets swindled by two weavers. The weavers tell him they can make clothing fit for him the finest, most beautiful clothing, that is also engendered with special material magical properties meaning that the foolish or incompetant among his people would be invisible only unable to foolish and incompetent people. 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. When him.

Afraid that
he himself cannot might not see the clothes, he does not say anything at first sends his advisors and ministers to see it. They obviously cannot see these non-existent clothes, but the swindlers describe them so intricately that he won't they are fooled, and eventually even the Emperor himself goes to see them and wear them. Afraid to be dubbed unworthy of his position. job, he too agrees that he can see them. The swindlers leave with their payment of gold and fine materials, and the charade continues until the emperor parades around in his new clothes, and a naive child points out that [[NakedPeopleAreFunny the emperor is naked]].
27th Jun '14 5:10:00 PM TARINunit9
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A short story by Creator/HansChristianAndersen about an Emperor who gets swindled by two weavers. The weavers tell him they can make clothing fit for him with special material that would be invisible only to foolish and incompetent people. 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. When he himself cannot see the clothes, he does not say anything so that he won't be dubbed unworthy of his position. The charade continues until the emperor parades around in his new clothes, and a child points out that the emperor is naked.

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A short story by Creator/HansChristianAndersen about an Emperor who gets swindled by two weavers. The weavers tell him they can make clothing fit for him with special material that would be invisible only to foolish and incompetent people. 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. When he himself cannot see the clothes, he does not say anything so that he won't be dubbed unworthy of his position. The charade continues until the emperor parades around in his new clothes, and a child points out that [[NakedPeopleAreFunny the emperor is naked.
naked]].



* {{Bowdlerisation}}: The original version had the emperor appear naked, but some tellings have him in his underwear instead.

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* {{Bowdlerisation}}: The original version had the emperor appear naked, but some tellings (namely the illustrated ones) have him in his underwear instead.
17th Mar '14 7:05:01 PM MsChibi
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* {{Bowdlerisation}}: The original version had the emperor appear naked, but some tellings have him in his underwear instead.
5th Mar '14 4:04:46 AM Eilevgmyhren
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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").
11th Dec '13 9:42:31 AM BinaryHedgehog
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* StealthClothes: If you're unworthy enough to see the Emperor's new clothes, that is.
26th Jan '13 9:26:18 PM forsetipurge
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* BrutalHonesty: The kid.
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