What did the gift of the rat trap signify? [CBSE Sample Paper 2016]

What did the gift of the rat trap signify? [CBSE Sample Paper 2016]

Answer: In the story ‘The Rattrap’ the peddler leaves a small rat trap with thirty kronor and a note for Edla. He confesses his mistake and asks Edla to return the money to the crofter. He admits that he got caught in his own rattrap. He also thanks her for treating him as a real captain and for giving him another chance. Life is one big rat trap, one gets trapped by own deeds. The gift of the rattrap signified that the peddler was releasing himself from the trap he had very nearly got into. It was an expression of gratitude to Edla, for enabling him to get out if it became of her behaviour towards him. It is important that everyone gets a second chance to improve oneself, and Edla had given him his chance.


What did the gift of the rat trap signify? [CBSE Sample Paper 2016]


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