The story ‘In the Kingdom of Fools’, is about a kingdom where the king and the ministers are nothing but fools. They reverse the order of the day and night and punished anyone who violate the laws. A learned Guru and his disciple arrive in the kingdom only to find that everyone performed the chores after evening and slept at night. After this a series of events follows which lead to the downfall of the king and his minister.
In this humorous story we see the largely prevalent theme of indecisiveness. The disciple, who failed to understand his Guru’s advice, took the decision of staying back in the city thus landing himself into trouble. Had it not been for the wisdom and presence of mind of his guru, the disciple would have lost his life. Another theme reflected in the story is that of sensibility and presence of mind. In the very beginning, the guru clearly realises that the city was full of fools. He didn’t find it sensible to settle there. Also, when it was time he came to the rescue of his disciple and using his presence of mind not only saved him but also secured the position of the king.
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