Exposition: "A semi barbaric king" (Stockton, pg 248) with cruel forms of punishments is introduced along with his daughter, the princess. They lived in a castle in the olden times.
I am the king.
I am the princess.
Conflict: The King receives news that his daughter, the princess, is seeing a young man. The King forbids such a thing, as "never before had a subject dared to love his daughter" (Stockton, pg 249) and sent him to court right away where he will have to choose his destiny.
I love you, princess.
I forbid such a thing. To court you must go!
Rising Action: "The appointed day arrived" (Stockton, pg 249) where the handsome commoner will walk out onto the court, and will soon decide his fate.
Climax: In an arena full of people, the young man looks at the Princess with a "nervous glance ask[ing], which?" (Stockton, pg 250) . The princess discretely points him to the right door.
Falling Action: The handsome commoner trust the opinion of the princess and "without hesitation, he went to the door on the right" (Stockton, pg 250). Resulting in the arena and himself anxiously awaiting his destiny.
Did I let jealously get the best of me and choose the tiger?
Resolution: The narrator of the story leaves the resolution up to the readers. The question is based up to your interpretation, "Did the tiger come out the door, or did the lady? (Stockton pg 250). In my ending, the beautiful young madam laid behind the right door.
Or did I choose for my prince to await a life without me?