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  • The Lady or the Tiger?
    You could argue that the story is playful, serious, and curious. The story has a playful tone in that the language is old-fashioned and Romantic but with a satiric and sometimes sarcastic intent....

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    Indubitably, an original story, "The Lady of the Tiger" presents the reader with an uncertainly that entertains, while at the same time it confounds. In writing an ending for this tale of...

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    Many readers find the short story, “The Lady or the Tiger”, maddening because of the unresolved ending. My students would always react with, “What?!?” We are not used to stories and movies...

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  • The Lady or the Tiger?
    The young man, the courtier who is in love with the princess, is the protagonist. He is described as a typical hero. He is handsome and honorable, a "young man of that fineness of blood and lowness...

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    Actually, “The Lady or the Tiger” is a short story written by Frank R. Stockton in 1882. It was first published in a magazine called The Century. “The Lady or the Tiger” is a very popular...

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    In Frank Stockton's short story "The Lady or the Tiger" the king is described as "semi-barbaric" and his system of justice is based on luck and fate. It is, in many ways, quite brutal. His daughter...

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    Frank Stockton's much anthologized short story "The Lady or the Tiger" is about a "semi-barbaric" king who has devised a very unique system of justice. He feels this system to be beyond reproach...

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    The narrator of Stockton's "The Lady, or the Tiger?" describes the king's semi-barbaric method of administering justice as "perfect" in its fairness. When a subject is accused of a crime that...

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    Frank Stockton's short story "The Lady or the Tiger" is based on a simple premise. Justice, in the realm of a "semi-barbaric" king, is determined in a public arena. The accused walks into the...

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    Frank Stockton's short story, "The Lady or the Tiger?" has a wonderfully delightful premise because it leaves the question implied by the title unanswered. In what is called a "semi-barbaric"...

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  • The Lady or the Tiger?
    As readers, we don’t know which door the Princess signals her lover to choose. The story ends before it is told to us. It’s a little frustrating as readers, but the purpose of the story is to...

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    The climax of the story comes when the young lover in the arena goes to the door indicated by the princess and opens it. Naturally the reader would expect to see whether the lady or the tiger...

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    The king seems to prefer when things are going wrong so that he can fix the problem. Although the king claims that his kingdom runs smoothly, he runs it in a completely autocratic way. Everything...

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    In the arena, when the young man looks at the princess, she points to the right "without the slightest hesitation." Whether she points to the door with the fair maiden so he can be married and...

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    The accused person has to choose a door. This kingdom is ruled by a semibarbaric king who believes that fate is the best justice. He has devised a trial that involves only luck and (in his mind)...

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    Most of the people who attended the trials of prisoners at the arena did enjoy them. They were not required to attend them. The author explains the mood in one paragraph of the story before the...

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    This paragraph, which comes near the end of "The Lady, or the Tiger?" continues the ironic tone of the narrative, and it also generates a dark mood while at the same time not resolving the question...

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    The princess is present at the arena when her lover has to undergo his trial. She is perhaps the only person present who knows which of the two doors conceals the tiger and which conceals the...

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    This is an excellent opportunity to stretch your mind in three directions: First, there is no tiger, no door, no choice. Like Magritte’s painting of a pipe (called “This is not a pipe”) , it...

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    "Who is behind each door in the Lady or the Tiger?" by Frank Stockton is a question that is up to each reader to answer. Nobody knows for sure which door leads to the princess's lover and which...

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    I found the text for you online. I have posted the link below. You can often find text by googling the title, and you will get a pdf file. “The Lady of the Tiger” is a short story about...

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    There are two telling lines in the story to indicate how the princess found out. First it is written, "Possessed of more power, influence, and force of character than any one who had ever before...

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    The princess may have been wavering between the emotions of love and jealousy. It might be surmised that she doesn't want to see her lover killed but doesn't want to see him marrying another woman,...

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    In Stockton's "The Lady or the Tiger," the question of the innocence or guilt of one accused of a crime had nothing to do with justice, but by mere chance. When someone was accused of a crime, the...

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    Verbal irony in Stockton's "The Lady or the Tiger?" can best be identified by understanding what verbal irony is. Verbal irony...is a trope in which a speaker makes a statement in which its actual...

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  • The Lady or the Tiger?
    In "The Lady or the Tiger?" it is the king who must be considered the protagonist. The story opens with a description of him. In the very olden time there lived a semi-barbaric king, whose ideas,...

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    In the story The Lady or the Tiger, a semi barbaric king built an amphitheater which he used to pass judgment on people accused of different crimes. However, he played no active role in passing the...

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  • The Lady or the Tiger?
    The author, Frank Stockton, really doesn't tell us how she learns the secret, but he does give us a couple of clues. First of all, she is a princess and with that title comes money. She is also...

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    The common people had nothing to say about anything the king did. He was a feudal autocrat who ruled by force. The story opens with these words: In the very olden time there lived a semi-barbaric...

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  • The Lady or the Tiger?
    In his narrative, Frank R. Stockton manipulates language in order to create an ambivalence and light satire so that at the end when he poses his question to readers--"Which came out of the unopened...

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  • The Lady or the Tiger?
    "The Lady or the Tiger?" by Francis Richard Stockton is a short story, not a business document with clearly demarcated divisions. Such literary terms as introduction, conflict, climax and...

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    The first of these quotes is the last line of the story; the second must be one written by a teacher or a critic. "The Lady, or the Tiger" is an unusual story because the author, Frank R. Stockton,...

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  • The Lady or the Tiger?
    In Frank Stockton's short story "The Lady or the Tiger," the king thinks he has come up with a perfect system of justice. However, his system is unfair to everyone for a couple of reasons. First of...

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    Broadly speaking, there are three general paths that could lead to marriage between the young man and the princess. The first is luck. That's not a minor thing. In fables and fairy tales, good guys...

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  • The Lady or the Tiger?
    In the story "The Lady or the Tiger," the princess lived with a barbaric father in a rather barbaric country. Her father gave her the terrible choice of what to do with her lover as her father was...

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  • The Lady or the Tiger?
    The young man was not accused of a specific crime. The king sentenced him to the ordeal in the arena because he was a lowly commoner who was having a torrid love affair with the king's daughter....

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    Here are some quotes that foreshadow the story's ending. The ending of the story is ambiguous. It is not entirely clear whether the princess chose the lady or the tiger. However, there are some...

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  • The Lady or the Tiger?
    The story starts off with these words: In the very olden time there lived a semi-barbaric king... These were semi-barbaric times. The people had a semi-barbaric king, and they were semi-barbaric...

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    I assume that you need a hook for an essay on "The Lady or the Tiger". To find a hook, I would first do an outline of what you want to say in your essay. Are you going to explain why you believe...

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    From the narrative of "The Lady, or the Tiger?" the reader really cannot be certain that the princess loves the man, at least in more modern terms. In the sense of having passionate feelings about...

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  • The Lady or the Tiger?
    The princess used her power, influence, and force of character to find out who was behind the door. In this kingdom in the “very olden time” in which the story takes place, a semi-barbaric king...

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  • The Lady or the Tiger?
    The story in "The Lady or the Tiger" does not state much about the princess’s physical attributes but her other characteristics can be deduced from the story. The princess is rebellious...

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  • The Lady or the Tiger?
    The phrase, or saying, is actually "the apple of his eye," not "the apple in his eye," as can be seen in the following quotation from the story. This semi-barbaric king had a daughter as blooming...

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  • The Lady or the Tiger?
    In the narrative of "The Lady, or the Tiger?" Frank R. Stockton poses larger questions about the influence of heredity in one's nature and what it is that deeply affects one's heart in love. While...

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  • The Lady or the Tiger?
    The young man’s conflict in “The Lady or the Tiger” is an external conflict. The young man is accused of the crime of loving the king’s daughter. This is the external conflict of man vs....

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  • The Lady or the Tiger?
    The people had nothing to say about the system. If any one of them had ventured to criticize any aspect or any official, he would have his head chopped off, or perhaps get fed to a hungry tiger. As...

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    The princess is much like her "semi-barbaric" father who enjoys violence and cruelty; she is also a possessive and jealous person. Of note, too, is the fact that she has previously discovered a...

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  • The Lady or the Tiger?
    "The Lady or the Tiger?" by Francis Richard Stockton posits a quasi-mythical kingdom in which the king has absolute power. This king created an arena modeled on the Roman arenas. Criminals were...

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  • The Lady or the Tiger?
    Frank Stockton's "The Lady, or the Tiger?" is a unique story in that it has no finished ending, and the narrative is so ironic. One of the ironies is the description of the king in the story's...

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    Interestingly, when Frank R. Stockton's short story "The Lady, or the Tiger?" first appeared in the Century magazine in 1882, it caused quite a sensation with its unfinished plot, and debate were...

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