there was a semi-barbaric king who set up a justice system to deal with the guilty of there crimes, or it would prove they where inocent due to the fact that they would live.
the king loves his daughter immensely. the princess fell in love with some one who her father would never let them be together if he found out.
the king found out about the princess and the youthful boys secret love and put him in prison and put him on trial to either get ripped to shreds by the tiger or to be wedded to the fairest maiden in the land.
the time from when the princess finds out she needs which door will hold the tiger or the lady and then the misery of debating which would be better for her love.
when the princess secretly points to which door she sends her loved one to as his fate.
some choices in life are hard and sometimes you have to make a really hard choice.