The Emperor?s New Clothes Essay

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The Emperor?s New Clothes

‘The Emperor's New Clothes' is a tale of an emperor who was exceptionally fond of new
clothes. Two swindlers came one day and claimed that they were weavers and said that they
could weave the finest cloth ever seen. They claimed that the colours and patterns were
not only exceptionally beautiful, but the clothes made from this material possessed the
wonderful quality of being invisible to anyone who was hopelessly stupid or incompetent.
They were paid handsomely to weave this cloth and given a room to work, as the emperor
wanted to wear his new robes in an upcoming parade. When they decided that they had
finished ‘weaving', the emperor sent in his ministers to judge the quality of the cloth.
The ministers, not wanting to lose their respected positions, told the emperor that it was
magnificent when they could not see it at all. The emperor, believing his ministers could
actually see the robes, and not wanting to seem a fool, paraded in the streets wearing the
new clothes, which were, of course, non-existent. The public admired the emperor's
clothes, for they too did not want to be labelled fools; only a child came out and said
that the emperor was actually wearing nothing at all. Upon this outburst, the rest of the
public realized that this was true, and the emperor finished the parade in shame for his
stupidity of believing the two swindlers in the first place.

One of the morals of this fairytale would be to not succumb to peer pressure. Had the
emperor not cared about looking like a fool in front of his ministers, he would have
declared that he could see nothing, and would have asked whether the ministers could
actually see anything.
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