the peddler comes out as a person with a subtle sense of humour how does this help in lightning the seriousness of the theme of story and also and their him to us? Please answer this question based on chapter rattrap.

The peddler doesn’t come across as a humorous person, although one can locate a subtle sense of humour in the way he thinks about the world as being a giant rattrap. He is singularly pleased by this thought of his because it provides him with the opportunity of thinking ‘ill’ of the world that is not kind to him. It is clearly visible that whenever he gets caught unaware, in the web of deceit spun by his scheming mind, he hides behind the thought that the world is a rattrap and he is merely prey. Thus, he lightens the mood and theme of the story and makes him endearing to us.

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