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Biblical Christian Similitude and the effects of Contemporary Victorian Ideals in Christina Rossetti’s “Goblin Market”

Throughout the centuries narratives have been used to instruct, entertain, and to uplift the soul. The many Christian themed poems and narratives of the Victorian period are no exception to this pattern. Christina Rossetti’s poetic narrative, “Goblin Market,” bases itself upon and often mirrors biblical Christian motifs such as temptation, sin, grace and redemption; however, in the final lines of the poem, “Goblin Market” escapes from its similitude to the Christian narrative through the altering of the traditional Christ-like figure to a female savior. Read more...

Posted: Sat, Nov 20, 2004, Words: ~1700, Reading Time: 8 min