Why did Edla still entertain the peddler even after she knew the truth about him?


Answer – 

Edla had always assumed that the peddler was a poor, homeless tramp. The first look at his faced indicated to her that either he was escaping from the police or he had stolen something. As a result, when his true identity was revealed, she did not feel cheated. Instead, she felt terrible for him and his plight, and she pleaded on his behalf. She and her father had promised him Christmas cheer, and it seemed wrong to send him away.



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Give examples from the story, “The Rattrap” to show how the iron master is different from his daughter. 

Explain the metaphor of the rattrap in context of the story by Selma Lagerlöf. 

The story has many instances of unexpected reactions from the characters to others’ behaviour. Pick out instances of these surprises?

The story, ‘The Rattrap’ is both entertaining and philosophical. Do you agree with this statement? Why/Why not?

Describe how the story, ‘The Rattrap’ shows that basic human goodness can be brought out by understanding and love.

How does the peddler interpret the acts of kindness and hospitality shown by the crofter, the ironmaster and his daughter?


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