Tiger Essays

Submitted By thepotterazzi13
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The princess had to decide whether to send the lover to the tiger or to the lady. The lover’s destiny was in the princess’s hands since she knew what was behind the doors. If the princess sent to the tiger, he would die and if she sent him to the lady, the lover would marry her. It was a tough decision because she hated the lady, she wanted to have a semi barbaric futurity with the lover but at the same time, she doesn’t want to see the horror of the tiger death and she wants to legitimize their love. The princess sent the lover to the tiger because of semibarbaric futurity, she dislikes the lady and she is semibarbaric. To begin with, she would send her to the tiger because she wants to see him in the semibarbaric futurity. The princess lost the lover because either way if he picks the tiger or the lady, the princess won’t have him anymore unless the lover could wait for the princess in the heavens until she dies. “Would it not be better for him to die at once, and go to wait for her in the blessed regions of semibarbaric futurity?” (Stockton, 9). Based on this, the princess has a religious belief so she believes they will be reunited in the heaven. Even if they can’t be together in reality, at least there is a chance for them to be together in the heavens. Secondly, the princess hates the lady, so she would send the lover to the tiger. The princess would not want the lover to be married to the lady. “It was one of the fairest and selected as the reward of the accused youth, should be he proved innocent of the crime of aspiring to one so far above him; and the princess hated her.” (Stockton, 7). The princess is jealous of the lady because she is more beautiful than her, She is also afraid that there might be something going on between the lady and the lover. “Often had she seen, or imagined that she had seen, this fair creature throwing glances of admiration upon the person of her lover, and sometimes she thought these glances were perceived and even returned.” (Stockton, 7). The princess thinks the lady is trying to steal the lover from the princess which makes the princess hate her even more. The princess would do anything to get the lover away from the lady. Lastly, the princess herself is semibarbaric making her more likely to send the lover to the tiger. The princess bribed and threatened people who were associated with the cages to find out the