The Lady Or The Tiger Quotes

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Frank Stockton’s “The Lady or the Tiger”, published in 1882, secret that is still valued today, perhaps because of its undetermined ending. It finishes not with a conclusion, but with a question. The princess choice in the end is not clearly stated, but implied to be the tiger using various quotes that prove since she loved him so dearly. The first evidence proves the princess' choice of the tiger in its careful wording. “This semi-barbaric king had a daughter as blooming as his most florid fancies, and with a soul as fervent and imperious as his own. As is usual in such cases, she was the apple of his eye, and was loved by him above all humanity (Stockton282)’’.This quote explains that the wild and self-important nature that the princess possesses, passionate and self-important, selfish, single-minded. This states that she would not allow another woman to possess her lover.…show more content…
The author writes that as soon as the princess had learned of her lover’s fate in the king’s arena. “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 fervid soul would not allow her to be absent on an occasion in which she was so terribly interested (Stockton 284).” Due to the fact that this princess is half barbaric the arena, part of her nature would like to see her lover eaten by the tiger. This fact is even more evident in the second half of the quote when the author explains that her fervid soul would not allow her to be
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