Goblin Market - The Convent Threshold Summary & Analysis

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The Convent Threshold Summary

The Convent Threshold is a narrative poem that tells the tale of two lovers In a sinful relationship. They have committed sins together that have injured and perhaps killed people they love. Their sins mean that they cannot be together. The narrator urges her lover to repent so they can be together in the afterlife.

The narrator is racked with guilt because of the sins she and her lover have committed. She describes herself as being soiled with sin and guilt and sees repenting as the only way to be forgiven. The narrator chooses God and religion to save her soul, and urges her lover to do the same. Her reasoning is that if they both repent they may be united in heaven.

The lover seems more concerned with his present life rather than what may happen in death and is not concerned...

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