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A brief summary of the rattrap
Describe how the story Rattrap shows thatbasic human goodness can be brought out by understanding and love.
Why did the peddler sign himself as Captain von Stahle?
character sketch of peddler in the chapter the rattrap?
how was the peddler received at the cottage by the roadside ?
Character sketch of Edla Williamson?
why did the peddler go into the forest?what difficulty did he there?
what kind of the man was the crofter?
Why does Iron master first call peddlar as Nils Olof and afterwards Captain Von Stale?
How does the metaphor of the rattrap serve to highlight the human predicament?
Explain: You do preach worse than a parson.
1. character sketch of edla
2. justify the title rattrap
what did the peddler think on the way to the ironmaster's house?
justify the title of story rattrap.
What made the peddler finally change his ways?
The story also focuses on human loneliness and the need to bond with others.
what is the main theme of the story ''The Rattrap''?
debate- for the motion of the topic "Is women empowerment is becoming a reality ."
Why did Edla still entertain the peddler even after she knew the truth about him?
who is nils olof in chap.rattrap
Why did he show the thirty kroner to the peddler?
character sketch of Edla willmansson
who was Edla Willmansson?why di she visit the ironwork at night?
How does the peddler interpret the acts of kindness and hospitality shown by the crofter, the ironmaster and his daughter?
Who was the owner of ramsjo iron mills ? why did he visit the mills at night ?
Why was Edla happy to see the gift left by the peddler?
What is the character skecth of Mr. Ironmaster?
what did Edla say to the peddler that he stared at her with boundless amazement?
why did the blacksmith not notice the arrival of a man into the forge?
What made the peddler think that he had indeed fallen into a rattrap?
Why did the peddler decline the invitation?
what made the peddler hopeful of finding someone in the dense forest?
Mjolis is a card game of Sweden.
Name a few indoor games played in your region. ‘Chopar’ could be an example.
why did the master blacksmith not object to the tramps coming in without permission?
Why was the crofter so talkative and friendly with the peddler?
Why did the ironmaster speak kindly to the peddler and invite him home?
what did the ironmaster and Edla learn about the peddler at the church?how did they react?
The story Rattrap is both entertaining and philosopherical. Discuss
What doubts did Edla have about the peddler?
Why did the rattrap seller develop negative view of the world?
A simple act of Mercy and kindness can bring about a change of heart. Discuss the significance of love and kindness with reference to the story The Rattrap.
how did the peddler keep his body and soul together ?
What made the peddler accept Edla Willmansson’s invitation?
how are Edla and her father surprised on reaching home after the church service?
The story Rattrap focuses on human loneliness and need to bond with other. Dicuss.
Did the peddler respect the confidence reposed in him by the crofter?
what do you think brings about a change of heart in the peddler?
The story, ‘The Rat Trap’ focuses on human loneliness and the need to bond with
Value Based Question: Answer the following in about 100 words. 5It has been understood from the story ‘The Rattrap’ that the compassion, empathy andunconditional love and trust of Edla Wilmanson only could win the heart of the rattrap seller toreclaim him to be an honest and upright individual at last. ‘An Eye for an Eye will make the wholeworld blind.’—It is through fellow-feeling , love , compassion and trust in others that we canchange the society . Write your argument for the statement to participate in a debate competition.
The crafter can be called as good host.why?
describe Ramsjo ironwork.
How did the peddler feel after robbing the crofter? what course did he adopt and how did he react?
why did the peddler think that the world was a rattrap?
The peddler comes out as a person with a subtle sense of humour. How does this serve in lightening the seriousness of the theme of the story and also endear him to us?
When did the ironmaster realise his mistake?
what christmas present did 'Captain vonstahle' leave for Edla?
The walls of the classroom are decorated with pictures of Shakespeare, buildings with domes, world mas abd beautiful valleys. How do these contrast with the world of the slum children?
why the peddler surprised when he knocked on the door of the cottage?
what is the difference between ironmaster and his daughter edla
Did the peddler expect the kind of hospitality that he received from the crofter?
What were the peddlar's feelings as he drove over to the iron master's house?
Answer the following questions :
(a) Why did the peddler sign himself as Captain von Stahle?
(b) How did the ironmaster interpret the peddler's refusal to accept his invitation to the manor house?
(c) People are nothing but thier values. Comment with reference to the story "The Rattrap". Highlight some of the incidences from the storty in the context of this statement.
(d) What different values do the ironmaster and his daughter conduct thier lives by? What impact does Edla's compassion and kindness have on the peddler?
(e) Why did Edla still entertain the peddler even after she knew the truth about him?
how did the peddler make his living
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