"It was the duty and the privilege of the person on trial to walk directly to those doors and open one of them"
Oh no ...
Father, I can explain...
In the old days the semi-barberic king creates the rules of his kindom. In the arena the accuser of a crime is standing in front of the two doors that hides the tiger, or the lady. The man has to choose one of them.
Your trial is tomorrow in the king's arena!
The princess experiences an internal conflict. After she discovers what is behind each door, she struggles to make a decision. Does she direct the lover to the door with the tiger or the door with the lady? (man vs.self)
"Would it not be better for him to die at once?" "Who should have him?"
The king's daughter falls in love with the young man. The king discovers this love affair.
"He turned, and with a firm and rapid step he walked across the empty space."
The king puts the young man into jail, where he waits for the day of justice that is performed in the king's arena
The princess signals to her lover by pointing with her hand to the right
The young man walks to the door on the right and he opens it