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The Pilgrim's Progress

One of the morals of this religious allegory is that there is no short cut or easier route to heaven or deliverance from one's sins. On his way to the Wicket Gate, Christian meets Mr. Worldly...

Latest answer posted March 9, 2019 12:12 am UTC

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The Pilgrim's Progress

Pilgrim's Progress is an allegory, a narrative that can reveal a hidden, figurative, meaning beyond the literal one: typically, it will be a moral or political meaning, and in this case, it is...

Latest answer posted October 31, 2018 11:33 am UTC

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The Pilgrim's Progress

Christian, the main character of the allegory and a sort of Christian "every man," desires to travel from the City of Destruction (the Earth) to the Celestial City (Heaven). He seems, at first,...

Latest answer posted December 7, 2019 9:04 pm UTC

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The Pilgrim's Progress

Christian's burden is related directly to the Biblical idea of human sin—it is the knowledge of his sin that burdens him. In the Bible (according to Paul, Christ, and many sources in the Old...

Latest answer posted July 30, 2019 2:41 pm UTC

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The Pilgrim's Progress

The Pilgrim's Progress is both a religious allegory and a symbolic representation of a Christian man's journey through life. This is indicative of the fact that the main character's name is...

Latest answer posted April 29, 2019 11:38 am UTC

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The Pilgrim's Progress

John Bunyan’s 1678 book “The Pilgrim’s Progress” is the best-known example of a religious allegory in the entire English literary canon. An allegory is a story that can be read on two levels: the...

Latest answer posted April 26, 2019 11:58 pm UTC

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The Pilgrim's Progress

In Part 2 of The Pilgrim's Progress, Christiana decides to follow her husband and join him in heaven. People warn her that the journey will be dangerous, but she is determined to go. She and her...

Latest answer posted April 27, 2016 5:12 am UTC

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The Pilgrim's Progress

Before the reader encounters the actual text of John Bunyan’s religious narrative, they discover that The Pilgrim’s Progress is being told to them under “the Similitude of a Dream.” This lets the...

Latest answer posted March 21, 2021 4:40 pm UTC

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The Pilgrim's Progress

The main character in John Bunyan's allegorical tale The Pilgrim's Progress is given the single name Christian. According to the summary in enotes: Christian becomes distressed with his life in...

Latest answer posted January 26, 2015 7:57 am UTC

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The Pilgrim's Progress

As you know, an allegory is something that stands for something else. Christians believe they are all "pilgrims" of a sort, on a journey through a world that is not their home. Thus, in The...

Latest answer posted June 12, 2010 7:07 am UTC

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The Pilgrim's Progress

Christian has to leave his home, his wife, and his children behind because he cannot persuade them to go with him. Traveling with Pliable, near the beginning of his journey, Christian and Pliable...

Latest answer posted September 9, 2018 3:11 pm UTC

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The Pilgrim's Progress

An allegory, as you know, is different from symbolism (which can stand for many things). An allegory has a one-to-one kind of symbolism (Christian = Bunyan). So, Pilgrim's Progress details a...

Latest answer posted March 26, 2010 8:57 pm UTC

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The Pilgrim's Progress

Palace Beautiful symbolizes the church and the spirit of Christian fellowship that it generates. It is a place of peace and repose, where Christian can spend time in the company of Prudence, Piety,...

Latest answer posted March 2, 2019 12:41 pm UTC

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The Pilgrim's Progress

Well, in this richly allegorical work of fiction, some of the main themes are suggested through the motif of the journey and the pilgrim. Characters seem to be defined by their pilgrim nature or...

Latest answer posted December 15, 2010 7:28 pm UTC

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The Pilgrim's Progress

In this part of Pilgrim's Progress, Christian finally arrives at the cross. He has a hard time getting there because his burden was very heavy. When he arrives at the cross, however, his burden...

Latest answer posted March 16, 2010 11:34 pm UTC

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The Pilgrim's Progress

Jonathan Swift's style of criticism is often light-hearted and even comical, while there is nothing very amusing about Bunyan's criticism. Swift's protagonist, Gulliver Lemuel, is a ridiculous...

Latest answer posted December 17, 2019 10:12 pm UTC

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The Pilgrim's Progress

I think you meant "allegory" instead of "analogy," so I have corrected your question accordingly. Of course, it is important to realise how all of this exciting novel in some ways is an allegory...

Latest answer posted January 31, 2011 5:21 am UTC

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The Pilgrim's Progress

At the very end of the original version of John Bunyan’s work The Pilgrim’s Progress, a character named Ignorance, who has appeared several times earlier in the book, approaches the gates of the...

Latest answer posted January 10, 2012 11:31 am UTC

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The Pilgrim's Progress

Christian and Faithful entered Vanity Fair and were immediately recognized as outsiders by their speech, dress, and behavior. They were offered many valuable goods that were on display at the Fair,...

Latest answer posted May 28, 2016 10:34 pm UTC

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The Pilgrim's Progress

Vanity Fair is a Fair of evil and a metaphor for sin in this work. Everyone at the Fair represents some sort of evil and opposition to God. When the pilgrims arrive, it is evident immediately that...

Latest answer posted September 2, 2010 11:10 pm UTC

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The Pilgrim's Progress

Bunyan's The Pilgrim's Progress is a prime example of an allegorical narrative. An allegory is an extended metaphor used by the author to convey a particular message. The Pilgrim's Progress is an...

Latest answer posted April 18, 2018 11:53 am UTC

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The Pilgrim's Progress

Perhaps The Pilgrim's Progress, by John Bunyan is not considered a true novel by the standards of the time it was written, as the answer above argues; however, it does contain all the...

Latest answer posted July 16, 2013 2:46 am UTC

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The Pilgrim's Progress

Christian nears the Wicket Gate via the path on which Evangelist sent him after he was diverted by Mr. Worldly Wiseman and Mr. Legality into seeking deliverance without traveling through the Wicket...

Latest answer posted September 11, 2018 12:27 am UTC

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The Pilgrim's Progress

The question asked by Faithful that Talkative declines to answer references Faithful's explication of the previous question. Faithful specifically asks Talkative to say whether his life...

Latest answer posted December 16, 2009 2:25 am UTC

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The Pilgrim's Progress

Book I begins with the narrator having a dream of a man, who we later find out to be Christian, staggering under a heavy burden. He is convicted (convinced) that his city will be burned down by God...

Latest answer posted April 17, 2019 9:52 pm UTC

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Obstinate, and other characters like him such as Pliable and Vanity Fair, demonstrate the negative meaning of the words that are their names by the way they think and behave. Other characters,...

Latest answer posted January 9, 2011 9:40 am UTC

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The Pilgrim's Progress

The first part of the Christian allegory The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan tells of a man named Christian and his pilgrimage to find Mount Zion and the Celestial City. The characters that...

Latest answer posted February 18, 2020 2:25 am UTC

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The Pilgrim's Progress

Christian is Bunyan, the Christian (Calvinist/Baptist) pilgrim who is: A. Born into original sin B. Goal of salvation C. Regeneration precedes conversion (spiritual salvation is predetermined) D....

Latest answer posted June 14, 2010 6:00 am UTC

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The Pilgrim's Progress

The Pilgrim's Progress is a religious allegory, and what Bunyan is saying here is simply that you can't get to heaven (the Celestial City) if you haven't been saved. The certificate is a symbol of...

Latest answer posted August 18, 2018 7:25 am UTC

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The Pilgrim's Progress

In the book The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan, Christian meets a man named Help near the beginning of his journey. Bunyan tells his story in the form of a dream about a man named Christian, who...

Latest answer posted December 10, 2020 4:28 pm UTC

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The Pilgrim's Progress

At the very end of the original version of John Bunyan’s The Pilgrim’s Progress, Ignorance approaches the gates of the Celestial City. He assumes that he will easily be admitted, but when he is...

Latest answer posted January 10, 2012 12:06 pm UTC

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The Pilgrim's Progress

Many of the characters in this work are obstacles to Christian's pilgrimage and hinder him in some way, either mentally or physically. You can tell how the characters in Pilgrim's Progress...

Latest answer posted January 29, 2010 12:41 am UTC

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The Pilgrim's Progress

Goodwill pulled Christian through the gate because of the possibility of attacks from Beelzebub.The symbolism here is that, while the Christian is responsible for making the choice and entering the...

Latest answer posted September 1, 2008 9:36 am UTC

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The Pilgrim's Progress

Stylistically, the main similarity between these pieces is that both Pope and Bunyan are giving a nod to the epic tradition. Bunyan's work centers on the character Christian's epic journey to get...

Latest answer posted July 23, 2010 6:47 am UTC

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The Pilgrim's Progress

John Bunyan's The Pilgrim's Progress is an extended allegory for a Christian's journey through the world to Heaven. The protagonist is aptly named Christian, and along his journey he faces various...

Latest answer posted July 23, 2010 9:39 am UTC

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The Pilgrim's Progress

The Pilgrim's Progress (full title: The Pilgrim's Progress from This World, to That Which Is to Come) is an allegorical fiction novel written by English writer John Bunyan, originally published in...

Latest answer posted September 21, 2020 5:28 pm UTC

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The Pilgrim's Progress

The debate over whether The Pilgrim's Progress is a true allegory or a precursor to the novel has raged over centuries. The great poet and literary critic Samuel Taylor Coleridge regarded it as a...

Latest answer posted July 24, 2018 9:54 am UTC

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The Pilgrim's Progress

Even though Bunyan's The Pilgrim's Progress is an evangelical Protestant allegory written three hundred years ago, its "heroic image of militant Puritanism" embodies the tenets of Calvinism and...

Latest answer posted June 13, 2010 9:33 am UTC

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The Pilgrim's Progress

The Pilgrim's Progress is a Christian allegory. That means that there's a hidden story in the tale that expresses the Christian message. Earlier in the story, Christian and Mr. Hopeful make the...

Latest answer posted November 30, 2018 8:09 am UTC

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The Pilgrim's Progress

When Christian overcomes the Valley of Humiliation in Chapter 9, he is confronted with the Valley of the Shadow of Death, which he must travel through to meet God. The valley is described as dark...

Latest answer posted August 2, 2018 9:18 pm UTC

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The Pilgrim's Progress

Pilgrim's Progressis an allegory, which means the people and places in the story are symbolic. In this case, there isn't a lot of mystery to the characters' names--whatever they're called is what...

Latest answer posted August 3, 2010 6:22 am UTC

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The Pilgrim's Progress

Christian in John Bunyan's The Pilgrim's Progress is the protagonist of the tale and also the title character. In other words, he is the pilgrim who progresses "from this world to that which is to...

Latest answer posted June 9, 2019 4:45 am UTC

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The Pilgrim's Progress

A. Socio-Political background 1. Cromwellian Puritanism (religious freedom) ends by 1660 2. Charless II revives "Act of Conformity" (must attend Church of England. B. Bunyan background 1. At age...

Latest answer posted August 16, 2010 9:19 pm UTC

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The Pilgrim's Progress

In the Protestant Christian context of The Pilgrim's Progress, Christian is a heroic figure because of his willingness to undertake the journey to the Celestial City. He goes against the advice and...

Latest answer posted April 21, 2021 3:59 pm UTC

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The Pilgrim's Progress

Based on the story: Almost five thousand years agone, there were pilgrims walking to the Celestial City, as these two honest persons are; and BEELZEBUB, APOLLYON, and LEGION, with their...

Latest answer posted June 7, 2009 4:07 am UTC

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