Lady Or The Tiger Quotes

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“The lady, or the tiger?” by Frank R. Stockton is a head scratching story. The story takes place in the medieval times. There is a king who ruled a kingdom, he had some “different” laws. Anyone that has committed a crime shall go to an arena on an appointed day to be trialed. Whenever the accused has entered the arena they will choose between 2 doors that will decide their fate, guilty or innocent. One will have a tiger which would mean guilty, and the other would lead to a lady where you would be married on the spot which meant you were innocent. The problem then shows itself because then the king’s daughter, the princess, had fallen in love with a man. As soon as the king found out he had cast the man into prison to await his trial. Then the day he is in the arena ready for his trial he locks eyes with the princess, he automatically knows that she possesses the knowledge to what was behind which doors. It is upon her that she must decide whether he chooses the door with the tiger or the lady. What I think comes out is the lady, and I shall prove it one way or another. To begin, here is a quote from the story, “This semi-barbaric king had a daughter as blooming as his most florid fancies, and with a soul fervent and imperious as his own.”(pg.14) As one, by using this type of terminology,…show more content…
“Possessed of more power, influence, and force of character than anyone who had ever before been interested in such a case, she had done what no other person had done-she had possessed herself of the secret of the doors. She knew in which of the two rooms that lay behind those doors, stood the cage of the tiger, with its front open, and in which waited the lady.” How did she find this out you might ask? This quote reveals it, “But gold, and the power of a woman’s will, had brought the secret to the princess.” Which means that she had bribed someone to tell her the secret of the
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