What are the 3 major conflicts in the story?

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Lori Steinbach eNotes educator| Certified Educator

There are plenty of conflicts in this story.  The primary three are as follows:

1.  Man vs. man - King vs. Courtier.  If the king doesn't sentence his daughter's young lover to the arena, there is no story.

2.  Man vs. society - Courtier vs. this semi-barbaric justice system, a system controlled by uncontrollable fate.

3.  Man vs. self - In this case, woman vs. self.  The princess has a huge internal conflict once she's discovered the secret of the door.  Which door will she direct her young lover to, she wonders.  So do we, and that's what makes the story intriguing to us. 

cristian1 | Student
major conflicts

what is the 3 major conflicts in the story

1, the prisoner has a choise to make between the two doors without knowing which is the good door. 2,the princess knows what is behind each door. 3, she hates the lady behind the right door but then decides that he should open the right door. 

cristian1 | Student
major conflicts

what is the 3 major conflicts in the story

3 major conflicts of the story are that a prisoner has a choise to make. He will have to open one of the two doors once he is left out of his cell, another is that the princess hates the lady behind the right door and knows which is which, and last she decides that he should open the right door.  

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