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Goblin Market

Goblin Market

  

by Christina Rossetti

Goblin Market Sin Quotes

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Quote #4

"Dear, you should not stay so late,
Twilight is not good for maidens;" (143-144)

Lizzie tries to remind Laura why they shouldn't stay out late – the goblins will tempt them. Specifically, though, staying out late isn't good for girls. Apparently eating the goblin fruit is only dangerous for "maidens."

Quote #5

"Lizzie, Lizzie, have you tasted
For my sake the fruit forbidden?" (478-479)

In these lines, Laura actually calls the goblin fruit "forbidden." It's the closest Rossetti ever comes to comparing the goblin fruit to the "forbidden fruit" in the Garden of Eden.

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