In Ancient times, a king uses poetic justice to decide if a person is innocent or guilty. The acussed is allowed to choose between two doors. Behind one door is a ferocious tiger, behind the other is a fair maiden to whom the person is married immediately.
The king chooses the worst beast in all the kingdom, and the fairest maiden, The princess is already jealous of the maidens previous interactions with her love.Through bribery, the princess learns which door contains the lady,and which the tiger.
The day arrives,and the handsome youth is in the arena.He looks to the princess,and she motions to the right.
The man goes to the door.
Dramatic Irony unfolds as the hero steps out into the arena,and the narrator reveals that the princess knows the secret of the doors. Situational Irony occurs as the hero willingly trusts the princess direction on which door to choose and the debate on whether or not she would rather see him dead or alive and married.
The author leaves the reader not knowing what was behind the door. He asks the reader to consider the princess and her attributes and to decide for ourselves.