The lady or the tiger
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Characters in "The Lady or the Tiger"
King, princess, and the lover
setting of the lady or the tiger
A barbaric, medieval kingdom; kings arena
Themes in "The Lady or the Tiger"
Symbols in "Lady or the Tiger"
Lady/ tiger: good/ evil selflessness/selfishness
a king has a strange way of executing social justice. he allows the accused to pick between two doors. behind one is a vicious beast. behind the other a beautiful women who the accused will make their bride.
The kings daughter falls in love with a man of low status. When the king find our about this, he is furious and sentences the man to chose the doors.
the king chooses the most terrifying creature and the most beautiful lady in the whole kingdom. The princess was previously jealous of the beautiful women. Through bribery, the princess finds out which door leads to the tiger and which leads to the lady
the day in which the man will be tried arrives. The princess, who seems rather unfazed by the whole thing, points to the door on the right.
the man walks towards the door as it opens.
the author leaves us with no clear answer on what was on the other side of the door. The ending is left up to the imagination of the reader.