The Lady or the Tiger? by Frank R. Stockton
I HAD first read Frank Richard Stocktons The Lady or the Tiger? in an English textbook in the late 1970s and instantly fell in love with it. It was the first short story that I had read in which the ending was left to the logical reasoning of the reader. Today I read it for the second time and loved it even more.
Stockton was the writer of the tale. However, he provides you with a head and a body, but you, the reader, are supposed to provide its tail. You could give the story a tragic ending or you could give it a happy one -- like in most fairy tales.
The Lady, or the Tiger. Which is superimposing upon the other?
But is this really a fairy tale? Or is it more of a dark tale with a gory ending? Is it one where jealousy rules roost? Is it one which will shock the onlookers at a coliseum except for one?
Supposing you were in love with the most handsome man on earth or rather an Adonis, and he was to be married off to a woman who was as beautiful if not more beautiful than you, would you be willing to pass him on to her? Or would you wish that if he did not belong to you, then he should belong to no other woman and, in fact, die through the bone-wrecking jaws and the skin-tearing paws of a wild beast?
Think before you answer, look before you leap, judge before you give your verdict.
The Tiger attacks.
Frank R. Stockton
The Lady, or the Tiger? by Frank R. Stockton
See comments. Here is Barbara Klein with the story. Long ago, in the very olden time, there lived a powerful king. Some of his ideas were progressive. But others caused people to suffer.
Stockton for publication in the magazine The Century in The short story takes place in a land ruled by a semi-barbaric king. Some of the king's ideas are progressive, but others cause people to suffer. One of the king's innovations is the use of a public trial by ordeal as an agent of poetic justice, with guilt or innocence decided by the result of chance. A person accused of a crime is brought into a public arena and must choose one of two doors.
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We present the short story "The Lady, or the Tiger? Here is Barbara Klein with the story. Long ago, in the very olden time, there lived a powerful king. Some of his ideas were progressive. But others caused people to suffer. One of the king's ideas was a public arena as an agent of poetic justice.
In the very olden time, there lived a semi-barbaric king, whose ideas, though somewhat polished and sharpened by the progressiveness of distant Latin. Although best known as a children's story, The Lady or the Tiger will please listeners of any age. Walter Zimmerman narrates this lyric contemplation of justice. The Lady or the Tiger audio. I have never encountered a more frustrating book. There is not a single. I remember reading this story, "The Lady or the Tiger" out of my 8th grade literary reader, and I've been fascinated with the story ever since.
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