Goblin Market | Criticism

This literature criticism consists of approximately 24 pages of analysis & critique of Goblin Market.
This section contains 6,907 words
(approx. 24 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Critical Essay by Janet Galligani Casey

SOURCE: "The Potential of Sisterhood: Christina Rossetti's Goblin Market," in Victorian Poetry, Vol. 29, No. 1, Spring, 1991, pp. 63-78.

In the following essay, Casey studies the meaning of "sisterhood" in "Goblin Market," arguing that the term implies a variety of meanings and "potentially includes the experience of both sexes." Additionally, Casey examines the Victorian conception of the nature of sisterhood as popularized by the work of Florence Nightingale and suggests how Rossetti 's own work as a "sister" may have influenced her writing of "Goblin Market. "

"For there is no friend like a sister."
1

Critics of Christina Rossetti's "Goblin Market" have long noted the prominence of "sisterhood" in this poem. In particular, feminist readings of the poem center on the sisterhood theme in an attempt to argue that Rossetti has created a world which deliberately excludes men. For these critics, the term "sisterhood" marks a reaffirmation of the potentialities of...

(read more)

This section contains 6,907 words
(approx. 24 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Critical Essay by Janet Galligani Casey
Copyrights
Gale
Critical Essay by Janet Galligani Casey from Gale. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook