What if I get eaten by the tiger. What if this whole arena has to witness my death. I hope I don't die
What if he ends up being with her
I can't do this I can't choose!
The lover has a 50/50 chance of living and dying so he is very nervous"If he opened the one, there came out of it a hungry tiger, the fiercest and most cruel that could be procured, which immediately could spring upon him and, and tore him to pieces, as a punishment for his guilt" pg 299
The princess knows what is behind each door because she can feel it and now she is deciding if she loves him enough to let him be with someone else. "she knew in which two rooms, that lay behind these doors, stood the cage of the tiger, with it's open front, and in which waited the lady" pg 302
The princess decided that she would rather him die then go with someone new. "Would it not e better for him to die at once, and go wait for her in the blessed regions of semi barbaric futurity?" pg 304