Fo explains that the tiger in the story is a very clear allegory, for, according to him, in Chinese culture it represents stalwartness
, constancy, and perseverance.
Since making the bet, when I felt any doubt about the stalwartness
of my prime minister, or the logic of my reasoning, I would happily visualize the 60-second video clip of my man choking a bystander on national TV and realize the money which was at risk was as good as in the bank.
It is a measure of the stalwartness
of the present president, Ernesto Zedillo, now in his last year of his six-year term, that he is still viewed by most Mexicans with some degree of affection and sympathy.
Members of the English gentry, Martin and his family spent time in Africa, thus representing the stalwartness
of British imperialism.