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Goblin Market

Goblin Market


by Christina Rossetti

Goblin Market Violence Quotes

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Quote #4

Thought the goblins cuffed and caught her,
Coaxed and fought her,
Bullied and besought her,
Scratched her, pinched her black as ink,
Kicked and knocked her,
Mauled and mocked her,
Lizzie uttered not a word; (424-430)

In spite of all the violence and beating, Lizzie refuses to make a sound. By refusing to submit or cry out in pain, Lizzie turns the violence of the goblins into her own gain.

Quote #5

Swift fire spread through her veins, knocked at her heart,
Met the fire smouldering there
And overbore its lesser flame; (507-509)

Laura's recovery is described with very violent images. She experiences something like a battle between the two "fire[s]" in her body.

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