Homework Help

In "The Lady or the Tiger," what words best describe the lover of the...

user profile pic

lesliee | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 30, 2008 at 11:04 AM via web

dislike 1 like

In "The Lady or the Tiger," what words best describe the lover of the Princess? 

4 Answers | Add Yours

Top Answer

user profile pic

ladyvols1 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

Posted October 30, 2008 at 11:41 AM (Answer #1)

dislike 1 like

In "The Lady or The Tiger" the courtier is said to be "brave above everyone in the kingdom," but the only proof we have of that is when he walks into the arena to face the consequences for his impulsive relationship with a "higher-born" princess. This impulsiveness also displays his defiant behavior toward the King. 

The characteristic which most defines the courtier is loyalty.  He is so trusting and so loyal to the princess that he puts his life in her hands.  He looks to her to save his life by telling him which door to choose.  He believes that the princess will tell him the door with the lady behind it and steer him away from certain death from the tiger.

user profile pic

jackee08 | Student, Grade 9 | eNoter

Posted November 17, 2008 at 11:29 PM (Answer #2)

dislike 0 like

Younggg; poor..?

user profile pic

nikki210 | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted November 18, 2008 at 1:39 AM (Answer #3)

dislike 0 like

handsome but poor

user profile pic

crystal-marie | Student, Grade 10 | eNoter

Posted November 18, 2008 at 3:27 AM (Answer #4)

dislike 0 like

Handsom Young but poor.... are words that can describe the lover of the princess.

Join to answer this question

Join a community of thousands of dedicated teachers and students.

Join eNotes