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What are the three major conflicts in "The Lady, or the Tiger"?

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sammisam | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted September 8, 2008 at 6:55 AM via web

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What are the three major conflicts in "The Lady, or the Tiger"?

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katemschultz | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Associate Educator

Posted September 8, 2008 at 7:13 AM (Answer #1)

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The main conflict in the story is between the princess and herself. Should she betray her lover and send him to his death or allow him to be married to someone else, and allow herself to live in jealousy and self-consciousness for the rest of her life?

Another conflict is between the suitor and the princess and the king. The king dislikes that the suitor is not royalty, but the princess and the suitor believe that it shouldn't matter in the face of love.

The last conflict that I would consider would be an internal conflict of the suitor--should he listen to the princess or choose the door she doesn't point to?

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myriah | Student , Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 28, 2008 at 11:09 PM (Answer #2)

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The three major contacts in the story

1st:The relationship between the kings daugther and the commner was discovered by her father

2nd: The princess knew what was behind each door and she signaled him with her eyes on which door he should open 

3rd:He was about to ethier be eaten by a tiger or be married off to another women

 

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lacibabyy00 | Student , Grade 10 | Honors

Posted November 18, 2008 at 1:44 AM (Answer #3)

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Relationship between the kings daugther and the commner was discovered by her father.The princess knew what was behind each door and she signaled him with her eyes on which door he should open. He was about to ethier be eaten by a tiger or be married off to another women

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