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Would you feel safe in a forest full of weird little men The poem Goblin Market by Christina G Rossetti uses the awkward feeling of little goblin men seducing two young women in the forest with luscious fruit This creepy story raises a question of what changes does the character Laura go through and how do these changes effect the mood of the story The four changes in the character act as four turning points in the storyTo begin one must look at what kind of person Laura is portrayed as before the goblin men persuade her into their clutches A section out of the poem Laura said We must not look at goblin men we must not buy their fruits who knows upon what soil they fed their hungry thirsty roots This shows how protective and worried Laura is about her sister Lizzie The line hungry and thirsty roots is giving an image that these fruits are out to get you with their hungry thirsty and maybe even evil roots if looked at figurativelyThe first change in Laura happens not long after she tells Lizzie to be careful of the goblin men She says one thing but does another and the roles of the sisters are reversed In the same stanza as the last excerpt it is stated Curious Laura chose to linger Wondering at each merchant man Along with this change the mood is also angled in a different direction The mood was set up by telling the reader all these bad things about the goblin men and by describing their ugly looks and then some how Laura is attracted to such hideous creatures This gives a sense of uneasiness because there is wonderment how could such a precious innocent girl be tempted by evil goblin menThe next turning point of the story is Lauras yearning for the fruit which creates a feeling of longing Lizzies devotion to her sister which also adds
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