The Lady or the Tiger Essay

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The Lady or the Tiger Inside everybody, there are three main feelings that everyone feels during their lives; jealousy, love, and hate. In the book, "The Lady, or the Tiger" by Frank R. Stockton, the author ends the story with a cliff hanger which causes the reader to want more. The man chooses the door on the right but that is where it ends, nobody knows what comes out of the door so they just assume it was either the lady or the tiger. Evidence within the book proves that it was clearly the tiger that comes out of the door! Jealousy got to the princess which caused her to tell this man, her lover, to open the door that contained the vicious tiger. Also from evidence, it claims that she had barbaric genes within her. Jealousy and hatred are very powerful things and when they're combined together, they're even more powerful than before. They're so powerful they can overpower love! The author write "With all the intensity of the savage blood transmitted to her through long lines of wholly barbaric ancestors, she hated the woman who blushed and trembled behind that silent door." (Stockton 49). The author clearly states that the princess hates the woman behind the door. Evidence also proves that the princess is jealous of this woman for the author tells you how she caught the woman looking at her lover plenty of times, as if flirting with him, but when the man flirts back is when she starts to get jealous. She admits on page 49 that the lady is very lovely and beautiful, by the author stating that it draws people to the conclusion that the princess knows her lover wouldn't mind marrying the woman and that he would actually be happy with it. The lady may love this man very passionately but she also can't sit and watch her man, her lover, her other half walk around with some woman who is just as beautiful as she is. It just would not work! This is why she told

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