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

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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 and hatred, jealousy and grief.  The key figure, the daughter of the semi-barbaric king, is a hot-blooded princess with "a soul as fervent and imperious as...

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