The Rattrap

The peddler thinks that the whole world is a rattrap. This view of life is true only of himself and of no one else in the story. Comment.

This view of life was true for the peddler because when he was offered food and shelter at the crofter’s house, which is like ‘bait’ for a rat, he took it, and stole the crofter’s money. He then tried to run away from being caught and but got lost in the forest as it was …

The peddler thinks that the whole world is a rattrap. This view of life is true only of himself and of no one else in the story. Comment. Read More »

How are the attitudes of the ironmaster and his daughter different? Support your answer with instances from the text.

The characters of Miss Edla Willmansson and of the ironmaster are exactly opposite to each other. In the beginning, the ironmaster seems to be a sympathetic person when he mistakes the peddler as his old friend from the regiment and tries to persuade him to join him for Christmas Eve. But, his attitude changes when …

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