How far do you agree with the view that 'Goblin Market' is a story for children?

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  • How far do you agree with the view that 'Goblin Market' is a story for children?
    • Agree
      • References to children being told the story.
        • Lines 548-549: 'Laura would call the little ones and tell them of her early prime,'
      • Simple rhymes and rhythms and listing.
      • Moral messages.
        • Religion
          • Don't give into temptation (Eve).
        • Sisterhood is vital for women in the modern society of the time.
      • The good overcoming the evil.
        • Lizzie fixes everything.
      • Fairy tale type characters.
        • The Goblins are like fairy tale creatures.
    • Disagree
      • Sexual content.
        • The Goblins rape Lizzie: Lines 406-407: 'Held her hands and squeezed their fruits against her mouth to make her eat.'
      • Possible lesbian content.
        • Line 492: 'She kissed and kissed her with a hungry mouth.'
      • The poem's complexity.
        • The way Lizzie sacrifices herself for her sister, Laura, is more than a child would understand.

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