The Lady Or The Blind Short Story

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Inhumane traditions, unfair trials, and selfishness are only three of several situations that are turned a blind eye to by communities, relatives, and one’s own self. This act can cause friends, neighbors, and even dear loved ones to disregard how heinous and hurtful their actions truly are. Turning a blind eye to something as significant as justice is portrayed in real life experiences, as well as in literature. Three short stories that feature turning a blind eye to what is fair are “The Lady, or the Tiger,” “The Lottery,” and “Us and Them.” In the short story “The Lady, or the Tiger,” a king is faced with the choice of letting his daughter’s lover live, or turn a blind eye and sit in the illuminated amphitheater, watching the princess’ beloved choose his fate. Once the king discovers that his daughter has fallen in love with a common man, the princess’ lover is put on trial for loving somebody of royal blood, and she does not mutter a single word to seek to defend her lover. “Had it not been for the moiety of barbarism in her nature, it is probable that lady would not have been there; but her intense and fervid soul would not allow her to be absent on an occasion in which she was so terribly interested in” (Stockton 689). The trial will consist of proving if the common man is innocent or guilty of his so called crime, by…show more content…
Each story showcases the effects of turning a blind eye to important subjects that could tear lovers, communities, and relatives apart. Though these acts are genuinely awful, it can cause even cherished loved ones, fellow friends, and well-intentioned neighbors to turn a blind eye to how treacherous they are appearing to
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