Lady and the Tiger

Topics: Debut albums, Tears, Thought Pages: 3 (1207 words) Published: October 27, 2010
1) Exuberant-effusively and almost uninhibitedly enthusiastic Emanate-to flow out, issue, or proceed, as from a source or origin; come forth Dire-causing or involving great fear or suffering
Retribution-requital according to merits or deserts
Aesthetic-pertaining to a sense of the beautiful
2) The lesson of the story to me is the consequences of your actions. Poor prisoners of the king are forced to choose one of two doors which hold behind them either life or death.  And then the princess of course has the difficult choice to make whether she should tell her lover the truth about who is behind which door or not. 3) Examples of irony is when the narrator says that “the minds of the king’s subjects are refined* and cultured*” by witnessing the events in the arena. This statement is ironic because a person being slaughtered is neither refining nor cultural.  We are also told that the princess finds out that the lady chosen to be behind the door just happens to be a woman the princess was already jealous of.  She has to choose whether or not to give her lover to a woman she hates, or to a tiger that will kill the accused person was instantly punished, and there was no escape from the judgments of the king's arena.ent of innocence or guilt up to chance is very ironic. 4) The author is basically satirizing the worth of human life. One example is the king judgment system to see if the accused is innocent or not. Or how the princess is thinking of which would be better for her to either let her lover be with the lady she’s jealous of or to let the tiger slaughter her lover. 5) Yes the author gives us clues as into what is behind the door. One clue is that the princess knows the lady behind the door but we find out that the princess is not a fan of her. So this leads me to believe that she rather see her lover dead than with the lady behind the door. 6) I think the tiger is behind the door because the princess wouldn’t want...
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