Why is it the duty and the privilege of the accused person to choose a door in "The Lady or the Tiger"?  

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In the rather whimsical short story, "The Lady, or the Tiger?" it is both a "duty" and a "privilege" for the accused to select one of the two doors in the arena because as one charged with a crime, he is constrained to select a door (duty), but the accused also has the opportunity to live and be married (privilege) and escape execution.

It is an odd form of justice that the semi-barbaric king of Stockton's narrative employs. When a subject of this king is charged with a...

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