In the very olden times, there lived a barbaric king and his beautiful maiden daughter. The princess was in love with a young commoner and she kept this relationship a secret knowing how her father would react. The King created an arena where using twisted poetic justice, a person would choose their fate. They were allowed to choose between two doors. One held a ferocious tiger and the other, a fair maiden whom he would be married to immediately.
The king's daughter falls in love with a handsome commoner, upon discovery of their secret love affair, the youth is sentenced to choose his fate. Man vs. Man
The King chose the most ferocious tiger in all the kingdom and the fairest of maidens. The Princess is already jealous of the maidens previous interaction with her lover. She bribes for information as to what door contained the tiger, and which the lady.
The day has arrived for the princesses lover to decide his fate. He looks at her and she signals him to open the right door.
The commoner trustingly goes toward the door.
The story ends as the author wants the reader to think about the princesses character and what she would decide. Does her jealousy sentence her lover to life or death?