Compare and contrast the character of the iron master and his daughter?
The Iron master and his daughter, Edla Willmanson both were agreeable and kind-hearted. However, the daughter was kinder than her father. Unlike her father she was a better judge of the human character. The Iron-master not only mistook the rattrap seller for an old companion, but he also failed to see through the lies that he told him. He was also not successful in persuading the vagabond to accompany him to his mansion. The Iron-master also lacked forbearance that her daughter had.
Edla was a clever judge of human character. The moment she saw the rattrap seller whom her father had mistaken for an old acquaintance, she read him rightly. She knew he was either a thief or an unreliable character; however, she persuaded him to accompany her to her house to spend the Christmas Eve with them. She took his side when her father asked him to leave the house after the revelation. Her kindness and caring nature transformed the unscrupulous vagabond into a good human being. She was extremely delighted at the letter and the gift that the rattrap seller left for her. She was a great human being.