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Probably you have already known something about this short story. There are mainly two characters , one is a young man, tall ,beautiful (maybe nowadays it is not a probable expression to describe a man), fair, whose appearance was greeted with a low hum of admiration. One is a princess. They fell in love with each other. However, at that time, their love was not blessed. Her father , a semi-barbaric king was a man of exuberant fancy, and ,withal, of an authority so irresistible that, at his will, he turned his varied fancies into facts. Among the borrowed notions by which his barbarism bad become semified was that of the public arena, in which, by exhibitions of manly and beastly valor, the minds of his subjects were refined and cultured. Therefore, the young man had faced a terrible fate. |
In the arena, he had to make a choice. Behind one door, there is a young , beautiful lady. If he opened it, she would be his wife immediately. Behind the other door, there is a fatal tiger. If he opened the one , there came out of it a hungry tiger, the fierest and most cruel that could be procured, which immediately sprang upon him, and tore him to pieces as a punishment. The princess knew which door could save her lover's life.
The question is whether she will tell him where the lady was. It concerns about the human heart, also about woman's heart.
Could you have a try. Tell something about your opinion. Do you think the princess will sacrifice her love to another woman? Do you think the young man will follow her direction and open the door she pointed secretly?