Frank R. Stockton's The Lady Or The Tiger?

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The story “The Lady or the Tiger?” by author Frank R. Stockton is a tale of a semi-barbaric king who has a semi-barbaric way of dealing justice to criminals. The criminal is thrown into a big amphitheater and has a choice between two doors: one with a lady and one with a tiger. If the accused would open the door with the lady, he shall be proved innocent and married on the spot. If he chooses the door with the tiger, he shall be instantly killed. The story revolves around the king’s daughter and a young man of low-life. The king finds out about this relationship and the young man is thrown into a game of life and death. In this essay, I’ll prove to you that the semi-barbaric princess sent the young man to the door of the tiger.

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