How does the metaphor of the rattrap serve to highlight the human predicament?
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How does the metaphor of the rattrap serve to highlight the human predicament?
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The peddler used the metaphor of rattrap throughout the story. It signified that the world is a rattrap and we as mice, are provided with the baitS of wealth, emotions, and other human pleasures (symbolic of cheese). The ones who get lured by this greed end up being captured in the shackles of the world and cannot escape it forever. The entire world runs blindly behind the pursuits of these pleasures and forgets to enjoy what life can offer them. The writer focuses on making the reader realize that material purists are not the only things we should run after. Sometimes we should just slow down to enjoy the small gifts that life presents us that can leave a deep impact on us. The peddler, despite his negative outlook towards the world, is moved by the kindness of Edla.
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