English 1022E Lecture Notes - Claudia Schiffer, Goblin Market, Kate Moss

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That"s how [claudia schiffer] made her fortune she sold her body like i sell mine - Can be seen as a fairy tale. Can be seen as a coming of age, moral tale for children. Can be read as a religious allegory. This is a poem about christina"s flirtation with a married man and being saved by maria. Can be read as an erotic fantasy (victorian women were terribly oppressed) Can be read as a pro-feminist sisterhood, which excludes goblin men" from this circle. There is, takes into account the social and personal context in which it was written. 19th c. london where rosetti lived, was full of prostitutes. Concerned the author because when she was writing goblin market she was working as a lay sister at the st. Mary magdalene home for fallen women or prostitutes. She helped prostitutes enter normal life to have with children, families, etc. Prostitutes entered this trade at 14, left at 19.

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