(Short Stories for Students)

The courtier is a young man whose love affair with the princess results in his imprisonment and trial. Though of lower...

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Themes and Characters

(Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults)

Dealing with the consequences of one's choices is one of the most prominent themes in the story. The "semi-barbaric" king has set up the...

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