Symbols in Goblin Market
Colors: Colors that represent pure minerals, such as silver and gold, are often associated with virtuous qualities. The sisters with their golden hair and white dresses symbolize chastity and purity. Laura in particular is depicted as white and golden since she symbolizes a Christ-like figure in the redemption story line.
The Goblin Fruits: The goblins’ apples and fruits symbolize the biblical fruit in the story of Adam and Eve. In that biblical tale, the devil tempts Eve with a fruit that will give her knowledge, and after she and Adam eat it, then fall from grace. Other fruits that hold significant meaning are the pomegranates which are supposed to symbolize damning temptation and feature prominently in the Greek tale of how Persephone is forced to live in the Underworld with the god of death, Hades.