said the emperor, more sadly," when one must lose a little beau if one is to keep what little beauty one already has.i do not fear you, yourself, but I fear another man."
the emperor said " but the other man will have an evil face and evil heart, and the beauty and it will be gone. It is this man I fear."
"burn the kite and the inventors body and bury their ashes together," said the emperor
these quotes help us to understand and see the theme. It shows that the emperor was doing what was best for everyone even if he felt it wasn't right. he knew what would happen if it fell in the wrong hands.