'Door In The Story The Lady Or The Tiger'

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The human heart is something labyrinthine and will be always studied of. It is very arduous to be able to correctly judge someone’s thoughts. In the story of ‘The Lady or The Tiger’, the readers are left with a question; “Which came out of the opened door - the lady, or the tiger?”. It may seem simple and straightforward at first, but the more one thinks about it, the more sophisticated it becomes. Although it is impossible to know what the princess’ decision ultimately was, it is rational to say that it was the tiger that was behind the door. To begin with, the readers are given with some information about the princess such when the text states, “The semi barbaric king had a daughter as blooming as his most florid fancies and with a soul …show more content…

Hence, why it would make sense of her if she decides to signal her lover with the tiger behind. In the text, it says, “And not only did she know in which room stood the lady ready to emerge, all blushing and radiant, should her door be opened, but she knew who the lady was. It was one of the fairest and loveliest of the damsels of the court who had been selected as the reward of the accused youth should he be proved innocent of the crime of aspiring to one so far above him, and the princess hated her.” (Stockton, 597). The princess hated the damsel because she thinks that the damsel likes her lover, and believes that if her lover saw her, he would like her back. If in theory the princess signaled her lover to the door with the lady behind, she would be able to rescue her lover but have to see him happily marry the damsel she hates forever. Anyone who would be put in this situation as the princess would be jealous and covetous of the damsel. Not only would the princess envy the damsel, but also it would be an extraordinary strong feeling of hate because she is semi barbaric, once again. It would be hard to imagine the princess being able to suppress her jealousy for her generous intention of saving the man whom she

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