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

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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," meaning that he shares thoughts of civilization, such as a well ordered government, with thoughts of savagery, such as having criminals killed by very violent means. The narrator explains that the king held firm control and made most of the important decisions himself:

He was a man of exuberant fancy, and, withal, of an authority so irresistible that, at his will, he turned his varied fancies into facts.

Moreover, he delighted in solving difficult problems. The narrator indicates that "nothing pleased him so much as to make the crooked straight and crush down uneven places." One problem was that of justice. The king built an arena for that purpose, but his idea of justice didn't involve courtrooms and stuffy lawyers. Rather, it hinged on what the narrator called "poetic justice." A semi-barbaric king could not simply try a suspected criminal with judge and jury. His justice involved a much more interesting trial which, to his credit, was quite popular among his subjects. His form of justice, based solely on luck, included two doors in the arena, one with a lady, and the other with a tiger. If the accused chose the lady, he was instantly married, but, if he chose the tiger, instantly killed. The main conflict of the story is introduced a little later as the reader learns that the king's daughter has chosen a commoner for a lover. As this is frowned upon in mythical kingdoms, the lover is accused and tried in the arena.

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The exposition is the description of the king and the trial system.

Exposition is the beginning of a story.  It is where a story’s setting, characters, and inciting incident are described.  In this story, the author describes the kingdom and the king.  The king’s personality is very important.  He is described as “semibarbaric.”  We do not know exactly when the story takes place, but we are told it was a long time ago.

In the very olden time there lived a semi-barbaric king, whose ideas, though somewhat polished and sharpened by the progressiveness of distant Latin neighbors, were still large, florid, and...

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