In the short story "The Lady or the Tiger?" what is the setting, conflict, and outline in sequential order of events in the story? Which are the main characters and which are simply supporting...

In the short story "The Lady or the Tiger?" what is the setting, conflict, and outline in sequential order of events in the story? Which are the main characters and which are simply supporting characters?

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"The Lady or the Tiger?" is really, more than anything, focused around a dilemma, and its implications concerning human psychology. With that in mind, spoken purely as a story, the plot is actually quite minimalist in nature.

This story is set in Ancient Times, within a "semi-barbaric" kingdom, where matters of crime and punishment were distilled to a trial by which the condemned would face two doors, behind one of which would lurk a tiger and behind the other a woman to whom he would be married. This custom bound together guilt and innocence, punishment and reward, with all human subjectivity removed from the equation. The condemned would make their choice, and fate (or random chance) would determine whether they'd be found guilty or innocent.

The two central characters at the center of this story are the King's daughter and one of his courtiers who had dared to gain her favor. The King discovered their relationship and imposed this same trial upon the courtier, by which he must choose...

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