The princess debated with herself about whether which was worse: her beloved being killed by a vicious tiger or her beloved marrying a woman she hated. Although the princess did not want her lover to die, she could not bear the idea of him being wed to the woman.
The men that were accused of a crime had to face an unfair "trial" because the outcome was strictly up to chance; an innocent man could be killed and a guilty man rewarded. Even though these trials were unfair, the citizens of this kingdom believed it was fair because "for did not the accused person have the whole matter in his own hands?"
The lover of the princess was thrown into prison and given a trial for loving the princess because he was of a low station and lacked prestige. The king's reasoning was flawed, yet the lover still had to face the consequences for his actions because of the power the king held.