Q. 43.6( 9 Votes )
The story is both entertaining and philosophical.
The story is told in the form of a fairy tale with a happy ending. The narrative is interesting with many surprises and attention-grabbing dialogues. The twists and the unexpected reactions of the characters often astonish the reader making the story entertaining. However, the author has carefully managed to weave philosophical elements into the storyline. The rattrap peddler’s comparison of the whole world with a giant rattrap makes this an interesting commentary on how such people end up getting trapped in the difficult situation. It also showcases how goodness and kindness shown by some people can change others’ perspective.
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