The king's daughter is described as having a soul that is as "fervent" and "imperious" as her father's spirit, which indicates that she is also a domineering, intense person. While the narrator does not physically describe the king's daughter, he does mention that she is highly loved and respected by all of humanity. The king's daughter is also depicted as a determined, passionate woman, who is willing to carry on an affair with a handsome courtier despite her father's opinion. After her father punishes her lover by sending him into the arena, where he will be either killed by a ferocious tiger or married to a beautiful maiden, the king's daughter reveals her perseverance and determination by discovering the hidden truth behind each door in the arena. The information regarding what awaits the courtier behind each door is top secret, so the fact that she discovered it illustrates the king's daughter's passion and resolve. The king's daughter is also described as being extremely jealous and is capable of barbaric acts like her father, which makes her decision during the ceremony mysterious and uncertain. The reader is unsure of whether she decides to kill or save her lover at the end of the story.