The story ‘The Rattrap’ focuses on human loneliness and the need to bond with others. Explain

The story ‘The Rattrap’ focuses on human loneliness and the need to bond with others. Explain. [CBSE Delhi 2010]

Answer: In this story, the author tells us that as normal human beings, we always like to share something with others, be it joy or sorrow. It means that humans do not want to be lonely and they want the company of others. In this story, first, the peddler is lonely and to overcome this, he sells rattraps. The crofter is lonely, so he welcomes the peddler to have a conversation with him. The ironmaster and his daughter are also lonely. They are rich and have a big house, but they do not have anybody to give them company. Hence, they request the peddler to spend Christmas eve with them. The author has very subtly focused on the loneliness of humans and how they strive hard to get a good companion.


The story ‘The Rattrap’ focuses on human loneliness and the need to bond with others. Explain


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