The Lady or the Tiger? Questions and Answers
by Francis Richard Stockton

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

There are three major conflicts in this story. The first major conflict is considered a Person vs. Self conflict, which focuses on the princess's decision to kill her lover or allow him to marry the maiden. The second Person vs. Person conflict is between the courtier and the princess. The two lovers struggle to understand each other's feelings and intentions. The third conflict is a Person vs. Person conflict between the king and the courtier.

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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 spare her lover's life. The princess struggles to decide what door to lead her lover towards. The semi-barbaric princess is described as being extremely jealous, and hates the fact that her lover would immediately marry a beautiful maiden if he chooses the correct door. If her lover chooses the opposite door, he will instantly be consumed by a ferocious tiger. Either way, the princess will lose her...

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Relationship between the kings daugther and the commner was discovered by her father.The princess knew what was behind each door and she signaled him with her eyes on which door he should open. He was about to ethier be eaten by a tiger or be married off to another women

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The three major contacts in the story

1st:The relationship between the kings daugther and the commner was discovered by her father

2nd: The princess knew what was behind each door and she signaled him with her eyes on which door he should open 

3rd:He was about to ethier be eaten by a tiger or be married off to another women

 

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