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Goblin Market

Goblin Market

  

by Christina Rossetti

Goblin Market Drugs and Alcohol Quotes

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Quote #1

One longing for the night (214)

Laura can't wait for her second taste of goblin fruit. She's like an addict: she can't focus on anything but where her next fix is going to come from.

Quote #2

Then sat up in a passionate yearning,
And gnashed her teeth for baulked desire, and wept
As if her heart would break. (266-268)

Laura seems to be showing signs of physical addiction. We see that she is actually in pain here.

Quote #3

Laura kept watch in vain
In sullen silence of exceeding pain. (270-271)

Laura is secretive about her addiction, too. She doesn't even tell her sister what's happening.

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