A very long time ago, there lived a King. The King had barbaric ideas, but kept a refined manner in the eye of his people. He had an arena built to address justice to crimes that interested the King.
The arena worked in the way to have fate decide whether the criminal was truly innocent. To decide between two doors, not knowing was is behind each door. Behind one, a viscous tiger. The other, a women the criminal would marry as a reward for his innocence.
The King had a beautiful daughter, someone who he shared a similar soul with and who he loved dearly. However, the King found his daughter with a lover. Having nobody ever try to marry his daughter, the King was angry, and arrested the lover, setting a date for his trial in the arena.
At the trial of her lover, the daughter didn't want to lose him whether that was to the wild and dangerous tiger or to the woman she would watch him marry. When no one was looking, the daughter pointed tot he right door, her lover trusting her and opening the door to see what fate followed him.
At the end of the story, the question you are left with is: what came out of the door? The lady or the tiger? Was the daughters choice born from jealousy or selflessness?
The theme of the story is that no matter what you choose in a difficult situation, all of your actions and choices have consequences. What will happen after your choice? That is up to fate.