The Lady Or The Tiger

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The Door Which Held the Tiger In Frank R Stockton’s exciting short story “The Lady or the Tiger”, the barbaric princess chose the tiger. As the story progresses, the author states, “This semi- barbaric king had a daughter as blooming as his most florid fancies, and with a soul fervent and imperious as his own.” When the author describes the princess as “semi- barbaric” he is saying the princess is a savage, cruel person that is also spoiled and greedy. The princess would mislead the young man in telling him which gate held the lady and which held the tiger because she wants the young man to herself because he’s a good person, extremely handsome, and brave. The author says “The girl was lovely, but she had dared to raise her eyes to the loved
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