In ancient times lived a semi-barbaric king who created an arena that determined if a person was innocent or guilty. He did this by having the person pick between two doors. Behind one door was a vicious tiger and behind the other was a maiden who would immediately get married to the person. He also has a daughter similar to himself that has a lover that he does not approve of.
Once the king found out about his daughter and her lover he immediately sends him to jail. Then a day is chosen for the young man to show up for his trial in the Kings arena.
The day comes and the young man is now in the arena for his trial. As he is in the arena he looks at the princess hoping she would point him in the right direction, then she motions her hand to the right
Central Idea/ Theme
The young man is trusting the princess and heads to the door on the right, then opens it.
Once the handsome youth opens the door the audience is left clueless. The author leaves it up to the audience to decide if we think a lady or a tiger came out of the door.
The theme of the story is choices and consequences. This is the theme because consequences are based on your own actions and choices. The king shows this by choosing people to trial in the arena and making them decide between two doors and whichever door they choose determines their fate.