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

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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 through her blood. In addition, the princess knows the young woman who stands behind one door, a young coutier who has cast admiring looks at the young man many a time.

The girl was lovely, but she had dared to raise her eyes to the loved one of the princess; and, with all the intensity of the savage blood transmitted to her through long lines of wholly barbaric ancestors, she hated the woman sho...

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lightykan | Student

i think he opened the door with the tiger ....because the character explained thet she is semibarbaric as her father and and wheen she think of other lady with his lover she pull her hair and become mad ....she never wants to see him with other lady .....he will be living happily with that lady whom she hates and she will be alone and sad.

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cartoon | Student

i am just guessing

i suggest the lady

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jazlyn | Student

The lady but nobody nows for sure

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princess210 | Student

I think he open the door with the lady, because she would want to see him happy not dead

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lacibabyy00 | Student

no one really knows the answer to this question because it was never said during the story.

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msbeesley | Student

There is no right answer to this question!

Your teacher wants you to make an educated guess as to which door the young man opened.  You should include which door you think the young man opened and why you think the young man opened that door in your answer.

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