Goblin Market Addiction

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“Goblin Market” by Christina Georgina Rossetti could best be described as a treatise on addiction and its consequences. Throughout the poem Laura is tempted by the “goblin men” that are trying to sell their fruits. Lizzie understands what the men are trying to persuade Laura into doing and how it would not be a good idea for them to buy the fruits. The fruits are an excellent representation of different addictive substances, the goblin men represent the persons that provide the substances, Jeanie’s death and the brokenness of the relationship between Laura and Lizzie represent the consequences of addiction. The major problem with Laura’s addiction is over a period time it begins to consume one’s life.
Laura is warned multiple times of the
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