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This famous story is called The Lady Or The Tiger (1882), by Frank R. Stockton. The cliffhanger ending is complicated by the fact that the princess knows which door is which, and directs her lover to open the (actually right, not left) door. The man opens it without hesitation. The story is famous because it asks the reader to decide the ending for ...


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A short story can, and often does, have a simple point to make. Sometimes, though, it leaves things open on purpose because it is intended to make you think and consider - and in so doing reconsider your own assumptions. Some examples from my own favorites: The point is to make a (horrible) pun, as in "Shah Guido G." (Isaac Asimov) The point is to ...


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In the context of the story - which can be read in full online - the narrator, Jonathan, is describing the history of his relationship with his wife Saoirse. He describes her attractiveness (in some lascivious detail) and then mentions that he too was good-looking: We got married when Saoirse was twenty-one and I was twenty-three. That seems impossibly ...


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