Decisions; everyone makes them, yet only some majorly effect someone's life. In the story "The Lady, or The Tiger", a princess's lover is sentenced to a trial of chance by the king, the princess's father, after the monarch discovers that his daughter and the young man are in a relationship together. The trial is very simple; in an amphitheater filled with civilians, the accused must open one of two doors. Behind one door is a ferocious tiger, and behind the other is a lady. Depending on the decision of the man on trial, this either ends in a horrific death, or an immediate marriage. According to the king's logic, this was a perfectly fair way to determine guilt or innocence. Now, at the young man's trial, the princess indicates to the young man which door he should open; however, which door she chose was never revealed. Despite this, there is great evidence in the story that indicates that the tiger came out of the door that the young man opened.
(HOOK) The characters that are present in short stories can leave an imprint on one’s vision of literature for an eternity. (CI) These memorable characters have made an impact on the way I view literature, primarily because of the way that I have been able to relate to them. (GS1) One character is a powerful, but envious princess. (GS2) Another is an abandoned orphan who seeks for love and companionship through his honesty and openness. (GS3) A final character shows her aptitude for her passions, but often finds herself quarreling with those that are closest to her. (GS4) When I read the stories involving these characters, I see myself in their places. (GS5) I relate to a multitude of their traits and characteristics, whether they are positive or negative. (THESIS STATEMENT) I can best relate to the short story fictional characters of (I) the princess in Frank. R Stockton’s “The Lady, or the Tiger?”, (II) Jerry in Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings’s “A Mother in Mannville”, and (III) Waverly Jong in Amy Tan’s “Rules of the Game.”
There are a couple different ways this story could have ended. The princess could have gave the door of the lady, wanting him to still be alive. On the other hand, she could have gave him the door to the tiger, not wanting him to be with anyone else.
In the tale of The Lady or The Tiger, the daughter of the king is in love with a lower-stationed guy. The king does this for excitement and to find out if the criminal is innocent or guilty. Especially when it comes to the strong handsome man to choose his uncertain fate. He is guilty for loving the daughter of the most powerful man in the kingdom. The daughter is supposed to tell him which door to go to, and she chooses the right door. I think that the tiger is behind the door because she is jealous, therefore she wouldn't want to see him with another pretty woman. She is semi barbaric like her father, so she likes the excitement of the fate of the man. She also has a strong love with this man and wouldn't want to see him with
In the story “The Lady or The Tiger” a princess is forced to watch her lover choose his destiny. The king is described as semi-barbaric because he shows compassion towards the accused. He allows them to choose their own fate by letting them pick a door, one with a hungry tiger and the other which contains a beautiful woman who he would marry on the spot. The man in the story finds himself in this situation after the king discovered he was having a love affair with his daughter. At the end of the story the princess is torn and she cannot decide if she should guide the man to life or watch him die.
Standing in the center of a larger arena was a young youth whose faith was in the balances. Spectators raise steely on all sides directly in front of him awaiting his death. In front of him was two massive doors behind one were life and bliss, behind another lies a man-eating beast.
Without the slightest hesitation, he went to the door on the right, and opened it. Before the gate had even reached a foot off the ground the young lover, heartbroken, watched four frantic feet pacing back and forth and heard a deep, rhythmic panting. His mind frenziedly raced with dozens of thoughts: How could you do this to me? My dear lover, do you care but only for yourself? Someone must have forced her to tell me to choose the right door! What sort of fool am I to fall in love with the fairest lady in the kingdom?! What am I to do now? Run The tiger steadily stepped out of his dark cage, allowing the afternoon sun to warm his striped fur. He gazed first at the masses seated breathlessly around the stadium
“The Lady, or The Tiger” by Mr. Frank R. Stockton has compelled readers for as long as time. This story ends with all wondering, so which is it, the delicate and fair young lady or the savage, fierce, wild-eyed tiger standing behind the door. This makes us ponder whether human heart chooses love or jealously. Within this essay, there will be proof that it is the stunning young woman behind the door. Although there is evidence proving that it is the tiger, in a sense there is more evidence stating that the elegant and barbaric princess allowed her real lover to continue living. To begin let us start with the small dwindling points that the tiger, lye behind the door.
Frank Stockton’s short story “ The Lady or the Tiger” is about how a “semi-barbaric king” punishes those who commit a crime by putting them in an arena.The accused must choose one out of two doors. He will either open one of the doors awaited by the beautiful bride who was searched all over the land to find the perfect fit for him. Or open the door that holds a vicious beast that is about to attack him and devour him in a split second. A handsome young man in this kingdom ends up on trial because he dared to love and win the king’s daughter’s heart. The princess having a “ soul as imperious and fervent as the king” ,knows which door holds the vicious beast and which holds the beautiful bride. There is supporting evidence that the
‘The Lady or the Tiger?’ The choice had to be made because one so innocent was guilty of falling in love with a princess, causing the princess to fall for him too. This union of a worthless commoner and a semi- barbaric princess was unacceptable for the princess’s even more barbaric father, the king, as ‘never before had a subject dared to love the daughter of a king’. (pg. 34) The decision was made and the date was set, the youthful soul was sent into the arena and fate decided the rest. If he had died or if he had lived, he was lost to the princess forever. The princess chose to kill her lover and save herself the misery of having to see him share a life with another. That day in the arena, the guilty opened the tiger’s door.
In Thomas Wolfes’ story “The Child by Tiger” Dick Prosser a deeply religious veteran from the South begins working for a white family after serving in the United States Army. Prosser was well liked by the Shepperton family and the boys of the neighborhood, until the day that Dick Prosser’s PTSD was triggered and killed many people of the town. The boys of the town looked up to Dick, they thought that he was able to do everything. He was also considered to be very smart for an African American. Thomas Wolfe uses George L. Dillon’s styles of reading in “The Child by Tiger”. Wolfe uses two out of three of George L. Dillons styles of reading, one of the styles is the Anthropologist style. In Thomas Wolfe’s story Anthropologist style is a way of looking at the social norms and values of the story. Dillons Anthropologist style of reading is represented in Wolfe 's story by showing the effects of PTSD and the way African Americans were viewed and treated. Wolfe uses another one of George L. Dillon 's styles of reading. Digger for Secrets is also used in “The Child by Tiger.” Digger for Secrets style is how the readers go beneath the surface of the story to uncover things that are not directly stated. George L. Dillons Digger for Secrets style can be uncovered in the way Thomas Wolfe describes Dick Prosser 's physical appearance and how deeply religious Prosser was for someone who served in the army.
The criminal, the princess’ ex-lover, saw a guard come close to his cell, and unlock it, the key clicked in place. Rough hands grabbed him, it was time for the final judgement, the arena; would he live, or die? As he stumbled out onto the sandy stadium, the crowd cheered, but he only looked up, to the princess. Ultimately, the real loss was of the princess, who had either a dead soul mate, or one with another woman. In “The Lady, Or the Tiger?”, Stockton’s choice of point of view brings to mind the telling of an ancient tale rather than a formal narrative, encourages the reader to keep thinking even after the original narration has ended, as does his choice in framing the exposition and the plot structure.
In the story, “The Lady or the Tiger”, by Frank Stockton, a princess is forced to determine the fate of her soulmate by sending him to death by ravenous tiger, rather than letting him be wed to another. In this relentless battle between love and jealousy, the author says, ¨…and, with all of the intensity of the savage blood passed down to her through her long lines of completely barbaric ancestors, she hated the woman who blushed and trembled behind that silent door.¨ This quote clearly conveys the king’s daughter of having an extreme antipathy for the woman. This is why she would not choose her. The passage also talks about the nights leading up to the trial; ¨But how much oftener had she seen him at the other door! How in her nightmarish
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