| Quote #1
Their looks were evil. (397)
The goblins are just beginning to show signs of violence. Earlier in the poem they were just funny or strange; now they're starting to look "evil."
| Quote #2
They trod and hustled her,
The long list of verbs really emphasizes the violence in this scene. The goblins don't just "claw" her, they do all kinds of terrible things.
| Quote #3
Held her hands and squeezed their fruits
This is probably the most violent image in the poem. The goblins pin Lizzie's hands and try to force-feed her. Many critics read this as an attempted rape. Does your reading of this scene change based on whether or not this action is attempted rape?