Jealousy: The Story Of The Princess By Frank R. Stockton

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There’s a semi-barbaric king who punishes or rewards the supposed or possible wicked criminals. How is that decided? They are put into an arena and are faced with two doors, one with a beautiful maiden the other with a hungry tiger out for blood, they decide their fate by choosing one of the doors. This uncivilized, showy, unrestrained king had a daughter similar in character she was in love with a beautiful, tall man who was low in rank. They’re involved in a love affair. Who’d dare love the princess especially this king’s daughter? The king finds out and sentences the young man to the arena, but he had no fear for he knew the princess would find out which door hold the maiden and which the tiger. Indeed she found out, but she was full of jealousy of the idea of her loved one with the maiden, a pretty one at that. So will she send her lover to the maiden’s door or to the tiger? We will see how Frank R. Stockton, the author, cautions the reader to carefully consider the question of whether it was lady or the tiger that came out of the arena doors. Although he never answers the question himself I believe it was the tiger. Please consider why. Jealousy is a cruel thing when wielded by the one with the …show more content…
So imagine how the princess would feel when her lover opened the maiden’s door how excitable the women would be. “Would it not be better for him to die at once, and go wait for her in the blessed regions of semi-barbaric

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