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Originally Posted by Aerin
I always thought that was the point. The Emperor has earthly power to command anything he pleases, but he doesn't always use it wisely and there are also greater powers before which his status is nothing.
The story also raises the question of how the emperor should use his power - should he use it to satisfy his own whims? Is being the emperor about serving your own needs first?

This is one of the things I love about the MRP fairytale, the stories chosen really make you think.
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