Setting: This story has an imaginary time and place. It is developed in a kingdom whose king is “semi- barbaric”. Characters:
*The King: a semi –barbaric man with an implacable
A very clever, famous and strong man.
* The princess: A beautiful, strong and clever girl just as her father . She wasconsider as a dangerous girl at those times. * The gardener : A young handsome man who was got in love with the princess. •
* The young ladybehind the door.
*People from that kingdom.
The story is told in third person singular omniscient point of view. This means that the narrator knows the thoughts and theactions of all the characters. The story is in a fairy –tale mode . The narrator comments on the story, elaborating on the princess’ role challenging the reader to consider wisely and take theresponsibility of the end.
This story is divided in three parts. The first past describes the king’s justice system and the way he carried his kingdom. The second part of the storyconcerns to the love affair and how the king discover it, also it includes the young man’s sentencing to trial in the stadium. In the third part, the narrator focuses on the princess’ decision-makingprocess and describes the moment of crisis in the stadium, when the reader must decide what is behind the fateful left-hand door.
This is a tale rather than a story. There is no dialogue; no one speaks to the reader but the narrator, who spins the yarn and asks the questions of interpretation at the end. He knows the story, but one senses that he does not have omniscience, that he is not there himself. He knows more than the populace and king, yet he does not know and will not reveal the outcome. That seems unfair—he leaves his readers dangling—but that is his purpose from the beginning. The story is a tour de force, hinging on a gimmick. What is annoying is that the narrator seems to know the ending but will not tell it....
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