It’s not that the emperor has no clothes(that would be fine); it’s that no one knows what the emperor looks like. (Ramsey 2010)
A peculiar mix of indirect and direct discourse, which draws the verbal tenses and pronouns from the former, and the tone and the order of the sentence from the latter:
It was the abode of noise, disorder, and impropriety. Nobody was in their right place, nothing was done as it ought to be. She could not respect her parents, as she had hoped.
the approaches I have discussed… share a clear preference for explanation over interpretation