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The Lady or the Tiger?

Study guide for The Lady or the Tiger?
STUDY
PLAY
author
Frank Stockton
setting - time
olden times
setting - place
king's public arena
narration
3rd person omniscient
protagonist
princess
antagonist
king's arena
protagonist - round or flat
?
protagonist - dynamic or static
static
antagonist - round or flat
?
antagonist - dynamic or static
static
the princess
like her father, semi-barbaric. beautiful.
the arena
the king uses it to determine whether a person is innocent or guilty through pure chance. he's innocent if he opens the door with the lady and guilty if he opens the door to the tiger.
supporting characters
the king, the courtier, the lady, the tiger
conflict(s)
character vs. society, character vs. self
main conflict
the princess tries to decide to send her lover to the tiger or to the lady
exposition
the background of the king, arena, princess, and supporting characters
conflict (introduced)
the king finds out about the princess' and courtier's affair
rising action
when the reader learns that the princess knows which door has the tiger and the lady, that the princess hates the lady, and that she doesn't know which to send her lover to
climax
when the youth opens the door
falling action
none
denouement
left to the reader