How does conflict create suspense and maintain the reader's interest in "The Lady or the Tiger" by Frank Stockton? Also discuss how conflict is important to the plot.

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First of all Frank Stockton was known as a humorist and satirist as was Mark Twain. However, his style and voice requires some understanding of the history of political satire to be able to understand. His narrative style is such that he "talks" to the reader. In the story when the King's ruling style is presented it is done so in a tongue in cheek sort of way. In other words, the author was commenting on society in this fairy tale sounding story. When we know that, as readers, we know...

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