The Princess must decide whether she would rather send her lover to the tiger which will instantly devour him or the woman who he will marry and leave her for. She must decide which would be a less painful.
Conflict is created between the king, his daughter, and her lover when the king finds out about their secret love and punishes her lover for falling in love with his daughter.
The kingdom all complied with the kings crazy system. The whole kingdom was ready to see the man's trial. Therefore, the whole society is against him. The man has no way to avoid the trial and the whole kingdom is anxiously awaiting the trial.