Homosexuality In The Goblin Market By Christina Rossetti

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The Goblin Market by Christina Rossetti is poem about a bond between two sisters, however the deeper meaning to this story is about the idea that being homosexual or having sex with someone of the same gender is not a bad thing. By being homosexual or just experimenting with the same gender does not make you evil nor does this take away any purity from you.
At the beginning of the poem, Laura gives the goblins a piece of her hair for a piece fruit. This transaction of a piece of her for something else is like the first time that you have sex in which you are giving away your virginity, a part of yourself, for the experience of sex. For those who are religious or strong believers, a person’s virginity is sacred and must stay pure for marriage.
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Throughout the encounter, the goblins tried to shove the fruit down her throat, demanding she give in. This is similar to today when some kids try to tell their parents that they are gay, but their parents don’t like this so they do everything they can to try to make you straight. Rossetti uses this analogy to show how violent this is to a person and what really feels like when parents do this. Also Rossetti uses this as an inspiration for homosexuals to try to stand up and stay strong when this happens. Just as Lizzie stays strong through this whole encounter just to make sure that her “sister” will be okay. This is sign of pure love and it shouldn’t matter who one loves, even if they are of the same sex as long as the love is pure and …show more content…
Throughout the writing, Rossetti uses words like “suck my juices” or “eat me, kiss me, love me”. This language she chooses to use promotes the idea that they are having sex with each other. After this incident, Laura recovers which shows that a homosexual relationship can be good and bring purity back. To some religious people, homosexuality is view as bad. They also view sex before marriage as sinful and that both these actions, take your purity away. However, in this poem, Rossetti shows that homosexuality is good because it saved Laura’s life and restored her purity. At the end when the ‘sisters’ are all grown up and have families, they still have a bond with each other. Laura tells her children that her sister stood by her and faced “deadly peril” to save her. This sexual encounter between Laura and Lizzie gave them a special bond and this bond that occurs will be there for the rest of your

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