Allusion #1 Mythology and Legend Achilles’ Heel Background



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Today’s Definition: The phrase “Emperor’s New Clothes” is often used in the context of someone, like the small child, pointing out the falseness or pretentiousness of something, especially when others are afraid to admit the truth.
Sentences: It seemed that everyone was raving about the supposedly “brilliant” film that was nearly impossible to understand until one critic declared that all the admiration for such a pretentious, pointless movie was a case of the Emperor’s New Clothes.
When we first met Peter, he impressed us with stories of his travels around the world and his acquaintances with several famous people. We later realized that the emperor had no clothes; Peter had never been more than a hundred miles from his hometown and had never met a celebrity in his life.



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