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In Edgar Allan Poe's story "Hop-Frog; or The Eight Chained Ourang-Outangs," why were the king and his ministers the "real" fools? Please help! :)

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Hop-Frog and Tripetta are the traditional jesters or fools of the court. The King’s generals forcibly took them from whatever land they came from to serve as slaves: entertainment for the king and his seven ministers. The king...

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