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The Lady or the Tiger?

  • Date Submitted: 11/23/2012 11:37 AM
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Standing in the center of a larger arena was a young youth whose faith was in the balances.   Spectators raise steely on all sides directly in front of him awaiting his death. In front of him was two massive doors behind one were life and bliss, behind another lies a man-eating beast.


The choice he   makes of the two doors solely depending on a Semi-Barbaric princess. Whose train of thought might be different from that of a person who is sound of mind. Being of her


background, she would easily have led the youth to the door of the beast. Her choice would reflect these three reasons her jealousy, upbringing and her pride.


Jealousy can consume a person and alter their frame of mind. In the passage, the princess’s and the youth’s love was described to be   very deep and intense. This kind of intensity may cause a person to experience temporary insanity. Her insanity may have been triggered by thoughts of him with another woman, which in fact she has probably seen him with frequently on many different occasions. “ ... all the intensity of the savage blood transmitted to her through long lines


of wholly barbaric ancestors, she hated the woman . . . ” In her rage she might have sent him to a


fatal doom simply because she was too selfish to see   her   love with the fairest maiden in the


kingdom.


Moreover, the princess upbringing does play a key role in her decision. Being so fair and


beautiful does not shadow the fact that she is her father’s daughter. The king was a semi-barbarian, who   took great delight and satisfaction in the shedding of innocent men blood. His


fervent and imperious ways were in instilled in her since birth. Knowing the princess’s nature, the


king did not just “happen” to find out about their affair it was planned. The fact was obvious, her


choice in men was not one of which her father would approve. The discovery was a perfect...

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