In the Lady and the Tiger the first dilemma is what door the accused person chooses, one door leads to a beautiful woman that the accused will marry and live with while the other door leads to a tiger that will kill them.
What'll be behind the door? the lady? or the tiger? That is the decision the accused has to make
The daughter of the king that runs the kingdom is semi-barbaric like her father and when she falls in love with a man that the king does not approve of this relationship and puts him through the trial
This dilemma is the daughter's choice to save her lover or lead him to his death as he was exchanging looks with the lady behind the door.
The next dilemma is what the reader thinks what happens to the lover, did he die? or did he live on with a new woman?