Analysis Questions How would you describe the character of the king and the way he rules his people? Explain. Characterize the princess and her father In what way are they similar? In What way are they different? Show this on a Venn Diagram.
Analysis Questions 1.When the narrator says of the king’s system of justice, “Its perfect fairness is obvious,” he is using irony. 2.Explain what the narrator is implying (really meaning) in this line. 3.Then, find another example of irony in the story; remember to use quotation marks and identify the page number. Explain why you think this is an example of irony.
4. Character motivation CharacterCharacter ActionCharacter Motivation King Princess Young Man
5. Surprise Ending CLUES LEADING TO THE LADY’S DOORCLUES LEADING TO THE TIGER’S DOOR The princess was very happy with her young man The princess is as proud and spoiled as her father.
Homework 6.What do you think is behind the door the young man opens: the lady or the tiger? Write the ending of the story based on the clues you found in the story. – Explain your answer by addressing these factors: the character of the princess, the princess’s motivation for directing the young man to the lady or the tiger, and clues in the narrator’s description of the princess’s thoughts and behavior.
Standards Addressed R 3.2: Evaluate the structural elements of the plot and the way in which conflicts are or are not addressed. R 3.3: Compare and contrast the motivations and reactions of literary characters from different historical eras confronting similar situations or conflicts.
Big Questions: To Answer by the end. Why might Stockton have left the ending of his story ambiguous—was he trying to make a particular point or create a particular effect? Which did she choose? Why? How does the theme of this story relate to modern times? Is the nature of humanity good or evil?
IRONY: A contrast between what is expected and what actually happens. CHARACTERIZATION: the description of the characters. THEME: The universal lesson or moral of the story. MOTIVATION: what makes the characters do what they do. SURPRISE ENDING: When the ending is unexpected or unfinished, a plot twist.