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The Lady, or the Tiger?

The Lady Or The Tiger Ending

Stockton leaves us hanging, ending on the following question: And so I leave it with all of you: Which came out of the opened door,—the lady, or the tiger? We know the lady is much like her...

Latest answer posted December 11, 2020 11:14 am UTC

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What is the theme of "The Lady or the Tiger?" by Frank Stockton?

As is the case with many short stories, Frank Stockton's "The Lady or the Tiger?" does not have a single theme, but rather describes a human situation which one can investigate thematically in many...

Latest answer posted January 10, 2017 6:06 am UTC

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What are the 3 major conflicts in the story "The Lady or the Tiger?"

The major conflict in the story occurs inside the daughter of the king. Her beloved is being forced to undergo a barbaric "trial" in which he must pick a door in the arena and either be eaten by a...

Latest answer posted July 13, 2019 10:50 am UTC

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What door do you think the young man opened in "The Lady or the Tiger?" What door do you think the young man opened?

The young man has certain considerations: The princess does love him, but she has seen him talking with a fair maiden and has become jealous as a result. And, she does have barbarism coursing...

Latest answer posted August 31, 2011 2:17 pm UTC

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In The Lady, or the Tiger?, for what crime was the young man thrown into prison?

The young man made the serious mistake of falling in love with the king's daughter and engaging in a passionate love affair with her. Among his courtiers was a young man of that fineness of blood...

Latest answer posted September 2, 2015 11:40 pm UTC

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What is the summary of "The Lady, or the Tiger"?

“The Lady, or the Tiger?” is a short story written by Frank R. Stockton in 1882. It takes place in a land where a king presides over court using chance to determine people's innocence or guilt....

Latest answer posted July 8, 2019 12:51 pm UTC

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

In Stockton's celebrated short story "The Lady or the Tiger," the primary internal conflict is considered a Person vs. Self conflict. It concerns the semi-barbaric princess's difficult decision to...

Latest answer posted April 29, 2020 12:58 pm UTC

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How would you describe the character of the king and the way he rules his people in "The Lady, or the Tiger?"?

So much can be read into the fact that the king is "semi-barbaric". He does know right from wrong, but he chooses to ignore it and go with with whatever he fancies. In a sense, this makes him,...

Latest answer posted May 31, 2009 12:54 pm UTC

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The Lady Or The Tiger Characters

There are five main characters in Francis Richard Stockton's story "The Lady or the Tiger?" The story is written in the style of a parable or fairy tale, so the characters do not have individual...

Latest answer posted October 2, 2016 2:41 am UTC

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How does the princess feel about the young man in the short story "The Lady or the Tiger"?  

The princess, in Frank Stockton's short story "The Lady or the Tiger," faces a dilemma as her lover is tried in her father's arena of justice. The young man has been accused of loving the princess....

Latest answer posted February 18, 2016 3:44 am UTC

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What are three examples of irony in "The Lady, or the Tiger?"

Frank Stockton's short story "The Lady, or The Tiger?" is full of irony. Here are three examples of irony that are characteristic of the narrator's darkly comic tone. First of all, in the first...

Latest answer posted November 12, 2018 3:16 pm UTC

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Explain the ambiguity at the end of "The Lady or the Tiger?" (Why is the ending ambiguous?)

The ambiguity of the ending of "The Lady or the Tiger?" is based entirely on the feelings and motivation of the "hot-blooded, semi-barbaric princess." When her lover is in the arena and looks to...

Latest answer posted September 22, 2013 6:42 pm UTC

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How does the author show the king is semi-barbaric?

The author shows the king is semi-barbaric by describing his system of "justice." Rather than using facts and evidence to determine whether a person is guilty or innocent of a crime, the king uses...

Latest answer posted February 3, 2018 10:22 pm UTC

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Who came out of the door, the lady or the tiger, in "The Lady, or the Tiger?"

The tiger comes out of the door, but it only does so after the story ends. Within the time-frame of the story, the door opens, and the audience is left waiting to see what will emerge. The author...

Latest answer posted September 9, 2020 10:51 am UTC

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What are examples of irony and what is the main conflict in the short story "The Lady or the Tiger"?

There are two examples of situational irony in Frank Stockton's short story "The Lady or the Tiger." Situational irony is a contrast between what is expected to happen and what actually exists or...

Latest answer posted May 19, 2016 11:51 pm UTC

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What is the tone of "The Lady or the Tiger?" by Frank Stockton and a quote to support it? 

The tone of the story is ironic. Irony is saying the opposite of what you really mean. In reality, Stockton (or, more precisely, his narrator) is appalled with this king and the way he dispenses...

Latest answer posted February 4, 2018 1:20 pm UTC

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What is the moral lesson in the story "The Lady or the Tiger"?

The theme of this story revolves around the power of choice. The young man and the princess made a choice to become involved with one another. The King made a choice to avoid punishing the young...

Latest answer posted October 10, 2008 2:06 am UTC

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Who is the protagonist and antagonist in "The Lady, or the Tiger?"

Protagonist, by defintion, is the one character who the plot is centered upon. In this case, the young male villager serves as our protagonist because all of the story's action is oriented toward...

Latest answer posted October 20, 2008 12:35 am UTC

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What are the 8 rising action points in "The Lady or the Tiger?"   I need to know the important parts of the story up...

The rising action of a story is the events leading up to the most interesting point. In this story, the rising action is every event leading up to the fateful opening of the door. The king builds...

Latest answer posted September 26, 2012 11:59 pm UTC

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What would be the author's purpose in the "Lady or the Tiger" by Frank R. Stockton?

The purpose of this short story is to provoke a discussion about human nature: are people primarily motivated by good or by evil impulses? It is also meant to provoke a discussion about love: is...

Latest answer posted July 10, 2016 8:13 pm UTC

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Please give an example of a figure of speech in "The Lady, or the Tiger?"

Figurative language is any kind of language or figure of speech that does not employ the literal meaning. Certainly, author Frank R. Stockton uses figurative language in his narrative. Examples of...

Latest answer posted December 22, 2016 4:00 am UTC

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How does the king determine justice and why do his subjects regard the system as perfectly fair in the short story...

The semi-barbaric king's approach to justice has little to do with the proven innocence or guilt of the accused. Because the accused party selects his own punishment when he chooses a door (and by...

Latest answer posted March 12, 2018 8:54 am UTC

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The Lady Or The Tiger Setting

The setting for this story is a large arena or amphitheater. It is so important that the narrator refers to it as an "agent of poetic justice:" This vast amphitheater, with its encircling...

Latest answer posted September 21, 2016 4:27 pm UTC

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The princess must choose whether her love meets the lady or the tiger. How does the her choice make her the "lady" or...

In Frank Stockton's short story "The Lady or the Tiger," the princess must make a very difficult decision. The princess must decide to send her love to either meet his death at the jaws of a tiger...

Latest answer posted October 20, 2011 7:06 am UTC

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In the short story "The Lady or the Tiger?" what is the setting, conflict, and outline in sequential order of events...

The setting of the story is an unnamed, imaginary kingdom of ancient times, ruled by what the narrator calls tongue-in-cheek, a "semi-barbaric" king. In fact, the king, as the narrator's exposition...

Latest answer posted March 9, 2020 11:36 pm UTC

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What does the princess do when the young man is in the arena, and what motive does she have for sending him to his...

In the arena, when the young man looks at the princess, she points to the right "without the slightest hesitation." Whether she points to the door with the fair maiden so he can be married and...

Latest answer posted January 20, 2016 1:20 am UTC

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What is an example of metaphor in "The Lady or the Tiger?" by Frank Stockton?

Stockton uses the semi-extended metaphor of heat and fire to describe the princess in "The Lady, or the Tiger?": Think of it, fair reader, not as if the decision of the question depended upon...

Latest answer posted January 8, 2019 6:47 am UTC

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What are the indirect and direct characterization of the two characters: Courtier and semi-barbaric king in The Lady,...

In "The Lady, or the Tiger?" there really are only three major characters. The princess is the primary character, of course, but she and her actions are clearly influenced by the two characters...

Latest answer posted August 30, 2010 12:26 am UTC

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Differences and similarities between the lady and the tiger in the story "The Lady or the Tiger?"

The lady and the tiger are alike in that each is a living creature who represents poetic justice. They are alike in that their presence will have an impact that decisively changes the life of the...

Latest answer posted September 25, 2018 6:53 am UTC

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In "The Lady or the Tiger?" by Frank Stockton, when the young man was in the arena, what did the princess do, and...

The semi-barbaric princess fell in love with a young man who was beneath her social station in "The Lady or the Tiger?" by Frank Stockton, and the young man ends up in the arena. In the arena, the...

Latest answer posted October 12, 2013 12:39 am UTC

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 In "The Lady or the Tiger?" what personality traits does the king's daughter have in common with the king?

The king and his daughter are both semi-barbaric. This means that they are passionate and strong-willed, and make sure that things are done their way. The king does what he wants and doesn’t ask...

Latest answer posted July 17, 2016 12:26 am UTC

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What is the resolution and the falling action of the Lady or the Tiger?

The falling action of the story is actually the point at which the princess waves her hand to the right and the story ends. There is no resolution, the ending is ambiguous, meaning you choose what...

Latest answer posted January 24, 2008 12:00 pm UTC

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What would be the exposition of "The Lady or the Tiger?" by Frank Stockton?

The beginning, or exposition, of Frank Stockton's short story "The Lady or the Tiger" establishes the mentality of the king of a mythical realm. He is immediately described as "semi-barbaric,"...

Latest answer posted April 23, 2016 2:52 pm UTC

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1. Describe the king's method of administering justice? 2. Why did the princess have difficulty deciding which door...

Frank Stockton's "The Lady, or the Tiger?" is a unique story in that it has no finished ending, and the narrative is so ironic. One of the ironies is the description of the king in the story's...

Latest answer posted May 8, 2015 5:55 am UTC

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Why does Frank Stockton switch from third-person omniscient point of view to second-person point of view at the end...

Frank Stockton's "The Lady or the Tiger" uses multiple narrative perspectives. The story opens with the third person narrator telling the story of a semi-barbaric king, his daughter, and her lover....

Latest answer posted November 26, 2013 5:11 pm UTC

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What is the climax in "The Lady or the Tiger?"

The climax of the story comes when the young lover in the arena goes to the door indicated by the princess and opens it. Naturally the reader would expect to see whether the lady or the tiger...

Latest answer posted January 16, 2016 2:59 pm UTC

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What are the main events in "The Lady or the Tiger?" Summarize the story.

In a fictional kingdom in a past time period (probably the middle ages or earlier), a king has an arena built for criminals. Being only half-barbarian, the king allows criminals sentenced to the...

Latest answer posted April 24, 2019 12:07 pm UTC

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Why is the young man in "The lady or The Tiger" put on trial in the kings arena?

The young man is tried because he had the bad fortune of falling in love with the King's daughter. The king found out and decided the man must be tried. The young man is known in the story as the...

Latest answer posted October 29, 2008 5:36 am UTC

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Why did the author of " The Lady, or the Tiger?" consider the king's system of justice perfectly fair?

In his narrative Frank R. Stockton challenges his reader to guess the outcome, but he also challenges his reader through the use of irony. Indeed, the presentation of the king in the exposition...

Latest answer posted July 6, 2013 2:19 am UTC

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In "The Lady, or the Tiger," give at least three reasons why the princess might have chosen the lady.

I like this question a lot--much more interesting than the question that invariably gets asked about this tale, which is, as you can probably guess, which door the princess chooses. The key to the...

Latest answer posted November 16, 2010 7:00 pm UTC

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In the short story, "The Lady and the Tiger", what are some foreshadowing quotes from the story?

Here are some quotes that foreshadow the story's ending. The ending of the story is ambiguous. It is not entirely clear whether the princess chose the lady or the tiger. However, there are some...

Latest answer posted September 22, 2015 8:58 pm UTC

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In what way is the princess similar to her father in "The Lady or the Tiger?"

The story begins with a thorough description of the semi-barbaric king. We learn that his ideas were "large, florid, and untrammeled" and that he was wont to consult no one but himself on their...

Latest answer posted January 12, 2020 2:53 am UTC

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In "The Lady or the Tiger?" by Frank Stockton, how did the princess learn which doors the lady and the tiger were...

In the "semi-barbaric kingdom" created by Frank Stockton in "The Lady or the Tiger?" a young man who did not have royal blood (a commoner) dared to do what no one else had done--he loved the...

Latest answer posted October 9, 2013 10:03 pm UTC

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What is the plot of "The Lady or the Tiger" by Stockton?

"The Lady, or the Tiger?" is set in a kingdom whose king had determined to turn justice into a spectacle determined solely by chance. He has built an arena in which accused criminals are faced with...

Latest answer posted July 19, 2019 3:36 am UTC

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How had the princess found out what was behind each door in "The Lady or the Tiger?"

The princess used her power, influence, and force of character to find out who was behind the door. In this kingdom in the “very olden time” in which the story takes place, a semi-barbaric king is...

Latest answer posted September 17, 2015 5:16 am UTC

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Do you believe the "Lady or the Tiger" trial system is fair?

No, I would say this system is not fair at all. First of all, each subject has only been "accused of a crime of sufficient importance to interest the king." This does not mean that the person has...

Latest answer posted April 17, 2019 9:52 pm UTC

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what is the main idea of the lady or the tiger?

The main idea of "The Lady or the Tiger?" surrounds the choice presented by Frank Stockton. His story examines the motives of the human heart, when propelled by the conflicting emotions of desire...

Latest answer posted June 17, 2012 4:19 am UTC

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Are the young man's conflicts internal or external? 

The young man’s conflict in “The Lady or the Tiger” is an external conflict. The young man is accused of the crime of loving the king’s daughter. This is the external conflict of man vs. man....

Latest answer posted August 20, 2015 12:36 am UTC

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What are the examples of foreshadowing in "The Lady or the Tiger"?

Interestingly, when Frank R. Stockton's short story "The Lady, or the Tiger?" first appeared in the Century magazine in 1882, it caused quite a sensation with its unfinished plot, and debate were...

Latest answer posted February 16, 2015 11:19 am UTC

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What is the king's relationship with the subjects of his kingdom?

The king in Frank R. Stockton's short story "The Lady, or the Tiger?" is considered "semi-barbaric." Usually the king also represents the type of people who live in the kingdom. He's a typical...

Latest answer posted February 23, 2016 5:13 pm UTC

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